Day 300 & 301 Walking and Running
Eeek Long weekend…playing catch-up again!
Day 300 (Thursday)
Maybe it was all the Paddington Bear excitement, maybe it was the excessive amount of dancing, or maybe it was the fact that I had very twitchy legs on Wednesday night therefore didn’t sleep particularly well…
What ever the reason…Thursday was a “walk only” day…
I was sleepy and weary and a walk fit into my activity very well without going crazy!
It was a 45 min walk mind you so it is definitely a deliberate activity, and, as always it was a good excuse to get out of the office.
Which means…that since I got the my fitbit, in the middle of July last year, I have walked (run, danced…) 1000 miles… (if only I had started on my way to mordor earlier)
I am pretty pleased with this… but am aiming to get the next 1000 miles done even quicker! 😀
(also…day 300! woohoo 65 to go…)
Day 310 (Friday)
If Thursday was a walk day, Friday was very definitely a run day!
I hadn’t run for 2 weeks, and there is a looming 10k so it was about time I got my arse into gear and got myself back out there!
I had also promised myself (and the world) that I was going to try out the new 10k training app found by Nancy at My Year[s] Of Sweat
so off I went, over to the downs link path to run about on a very lovely friday afternoon!
As I have been doing some training I started off the app on week 6 day 3…which is ominous as the 10k is in 1 week…but shhh! It consisted of 5 x 5 min intervals and 2 6 min intervals separated by 1 min walks with a 5 min warm up and cool down at either end.
Well…a warm up at one end and a cool down at the other end…having both at each end would be self defeating and kinda strange…
it was supposed to be a 53 min run which was quite a lot after a 2 week break. especially when the ones before that have only been 40 mins or so.
Despite that, I didn’t feel as bad as I expected to, I was quicker than I expected and I even extended the run beyond the end of the program because I wasn’t back at the start yet. That is why my strava run in longer the run the app recorded…at 6.5km it is the furthest I have run for ages (since July 2010 to be exact).
As normal my pace was all over the place, but I am working on it! 🙂 and for the first run for 2 weeks, I am very pleased 😀
As far as the new app (Run Coach) goes, I like it, it has sensible intervals and good length runs, the chap telling me when to run and wen to walk was nice and clear, the only thing I could have done with was a halfway point warning, but that is only because I was doing a there and back run. It does have a timeline bar that tells you how far along the run you are mind you…all I had to do is keep an eye on it and turn around when it is at the middle…I just got it wrong. 🙂
Day 300 & 301 complete 😀