Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Run and a Walk with a Wee Bit of History

This weekend's training started on Saturday, a 6k run with Shayne. We ran from home to the end of Golf Rd and back.

Generally we leave the house together but that's the extent of our time together until he gets home some time after me. The reason I mention this is to give you an idea of how far I have come. Back in the day when we lived in the UK, if we went for a run together, Shayne would run beside me...but backwards! I didn't have the stamina to keep up and it was his affectionate way of making fun of me. As funny as it was at the time, my competitive and sometimes adventurous spirit, couldn't leave it at that and over time I have tried to keep up with him in so many different ways. Needless to say, there have been incredibly challenging times but I have learned a great deal about me along the way.

I enjoy working towards a goal and the sense of accomplishment that comes with achieving that goal and I don't give up. If I am not satisfied with the result then I'll keep trying until I reach it. 4 back to back half marathons is testimony to that with the 4th being the one that I beat the time I wanted.

I am now working towards another goal and so my training has to continue. 6ks of running yesterday was an average time for me and my breathing was good. I had planned on my usual 16km run on Sunday and was prepared for a training session on my own until Sharon text me to ask if I wanted to do a 23km walk instead. As you know, I prefer to train with others and so took her up on the offer. We left at 7:30am and walked from home up to Avondale, along the motorway, down Rosebank Rd to the race course/Avondale market, to New Lynn, up Titirangi Rd and home. 2hrs 15mins.

I found this useful link:
"Map my run" which enables you to measure the distance of run/walks and it includes other useful info. It takes a little practice but is quite easy when used to it.

It is great that people are starting to read my blog now, I'm thrilled to bits. Keep following and I will add useful links and tips as I go. All events that I enter will have links to on-line application forms and I will also keep you in the loop if I hear of other events.


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