The Best and Worst Run This Year So Far.

The view from my run. Conwy River and Conwy town.

“Some sessions are stars, and some are stones, but in the end, they are all rocks and we build upon them” Chrissie Wellington

If you read my last posts (New Personal Challenge and C25k review), you would have read that I am training to do a half marathon next year. My goal is to run 10k, I would like to hit this goal by the beginning of January. I am using a training app, 10k.

Today, was the first day of my training. I was difficult and amazing at the time. Weird, I know. I discovered during this run, that I had be running wrong. I was always running with a long stride and I should have been running shorter stride.

Over the summer, I found it difficult to run continuously. But, I managed to beat each run. I managed to run 5k in 42 minutes. I However, today, I wanted to be able to run continuously. So, I tried out a different technique. I shortened my stride whilst running. It took longer to run 5k, I did it in 45 minutes. However, I felt that my running technique was better than it was.

“You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face.” Gatorade Ad

I am currently on Week 9 of the 10k app. During this week, I should be running for 10 minutes and walking for 1 minute, four times. The workout lasts about 54 minutes. I managed to run for the majority of the 10 times, however, a few times I had to stop due to the puddles of the pathway I was on. In the end, I run a good 6k in the 54 minutes of the workout. I don’t feel like giving up halfway through the workout.

My goal now is to be able to run for the whole 10 minutes. I try and get 6k in least for 50 minutes.

Stay tuned for more progress on my training.

Stay Happy Fit

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