Monday, 17 October 2011
I usually do hill training on the treadmill. I managed it the first time but only because I decreased the speed to close to zero. The second time I had to stop after 15 minutes and the third time I wanted to die. Today I felt like superman. Strong, fast and unstoppable. I even added another 10 minutes sprint after the hill training.
It's days like this that I am happy I signed up to the gym. The weather was terrible. Stormy winds and heavy rain. I would never have gone out running in this weather. I don't mind some rain or the cold but I don't want to torture myself. Running should be fun and British winter is not the best time for fun running. Although to be honest it was absolutely amazing running on Saturday - sunny, warm and autumn colored leaves everywhere. So there are good moments too. And for the bad days I can go to the gym. Win-win.
Autumn run in the South west of England looks almost like this (http://126.96.36.199/bmi/www.shutterscript.com/wp-content/files/Autumn_Run/Autumn_Run.jpg)
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Now I am watching X Factor after having my first home made meal since three weeks. Yes, I know it's not very good but at least I enjoy cooking these days. We had salmon with vegetables in a cream sauce. Very tasty!
Sunday, 9 October 2011
Had my first organised run today since I took up running again. It started off pretty bad actually. I was so tired when the alarm went off this morning that I stayed in bed for a while. And fell asleep. Woke up 40 min later, had quick breakfast and rushed to the run. I was walking the 2 miles very fast to get there on time. Just to find out that my watch was still on central European time since my visit to Zurich earlier this week.
So I was one hour early.
But apart from that I am happy with the run. Finished in 62 minutes, next time I'll beat the hour! :)
Friday, 7 October 2011
BUT! I am still low carbing, still running and still all in for the 100 days challenge. My target was to make 20 KM / week but the last week I ran more than 40KM! Yesterday I did 10K at an average speed of 10KM/H - given that I wasn't even able to run 2 miles at a speed of 7.5 KM/H three weeks ago I think that's quite a strong improvement. I am participating in a 10K race on Sunday and really hope to make it below the hour :)
Haven't been home for two weeks and haven't been on a scale since. Next weigh-in is on Saturday in a week from now - well excited :)