since i started doing the occasional bit of running, the thursday “back yard session” has increasingly become “go for a jog day”. this is undoubtedly helped by the state of the back yard currently, but is mostly because going for a jog helps steer things towards being able to run a marathon.
with another slightly late start to the day i opted for a relatively short route – turned out to be 2.72km according to MapMyRun. my pace worked out to be 9.85km/h, which is slightly under the 10km/h needed to run 10km in 60 minutes (yes, this has become a medium term goal).
so i now know that i need to slightly increase this morning’s pace and sustain it over more than 3 times the distance. which means i’ve got plenty of work ahead, because there’s no way that would have happened today; not even close!
Time got up (today): 04:15
Mood (1 to 5):
Morning 4 (little achy)
04:15 – 1 lite jatz cracker, glass water
04:30 – outdoor session (see below)
05:15 – bowl of cereal, toast, orange juice
05:55 – bus, meditate, nap
07:00 – skinny long mac, muffin
10:30 – morning walk, banana, yoghurt, dried cranberries, nuts
12:30 – lunchtime walk, small serve chicken and rice
15:00 – banana, bus, nap
18:00 – salmon and veggie pancakes
21:15 – glass water, bed
walk around the block with marble to warm-up
2.72km jog (garden st, harpenden st, bronzewing st, warton rd, garden st) – 16:34