9 min miles :)
Am really chuffed with the 9 min/mile pace I kept up over 5.5 miles today with the local running club (crystal palace fun runners). And, it felt ok - tough but doable. And, I didn’t cough up a lung everytime we stopped so my lungs must be repairing themselves from years of smoking (am into my 7th week of quitting). This gives me more motivation to keep training hard for my 1st 1/2 marathon...
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megarunner: The first thing that pops into your mind in the morning is what route you’re going to run today
Still not smoking
I’m now into my 7th week of not smoking. Going strong. No physical cravings. Random thoughts of wanting a smoke do still pop into my head but that will probably never fully go away. Just concentrating on all the positives. Mostly this is really helping my running :)
I’ve been picking up the training miles recently (partly as I’m feeling the benefits of quitting smoking 7 weeks ago, partly as I’m done with the 5k and 10k races for now, partly as my 1st 1/2 marathon is only a couple of months away). Been running 3 or 4 times a week and covering at least 20 miles each week. My legs are starting to feel stronger but they do feel sore! Not all...
Officially joined my local running club today (Crystal Palace Fun Runners). Had been going it alone since starting training in March then kept hearing that joining a club was the way forward. Another step to being a proper runner. I never thought it would happen….
My British 10k result →
Was already pleased with getting a PB at sunday’s race. Am even more pleased now the results have been published. I did ok out of 25K runners :)
Training total this week :)
I’ve knuckled down to the training sessions this week. Partly because I have the British 10K in central london this sunday, and, partly because I finally feel better (cold gone & less congestion) since giving up smoking about a month ago. Ran from London Bridge to canary Wharf this morning to work. In the rain I might add! Just checked this week’s training efforts and must pat...
Sharon DT - Bobby Moore Fund →
I'll be running the British 10K, 10th July →
Cannot wait for this road race. 26K runners through central London which makes up part of the 2012 Olympics marathon route. We’ll be going past so many London landmarks en route :)
Breathing & CO levels & running
This is my 4th week of not smoking and am going strong. Cravings are getting less frequent and are easily ignored now. I’ve not had to use any nicotine replacements for a couple of weeks now. So all good right? Well… We do a carbon monoxide reading at our wkly support group. I did have a reading of 10 or 8 as a smoker. Since quitting my readings have been 6-7. 5 should be the max for...
Crystal Palace Fun Runners →
Went for another ‘try it and see’ session yesterday with my local running club - Crystal Palace Fun Runners. 5 miles flew by relatively pain free aside from the seemingly continual local hills - urgh! I just kept telling myself its good training, its good training, its good training. Anyways, I’d recommend this club if you live in SE London. The emphasis is more on...
Race 4 - Race for Life 5K, Blackheath - done
Did Race 4 of my 2011 challenge today - Race for Life 5k around Blackheath Common, SE London. Day was very warm (28C) so keeping hydrated was a must. Turnout was great - 8500 ladies runnning, jogging, walking the 5K distance. Joan and June walked round in 50 minutes. I ran it in 00:27:57. Not a new PB for me today but glad I made it round as it was so hot! This is the last of my RFL this year....