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05-Jun-13 Stretching and running…

In Blog, Personal, Sports on June 5, 2013 at 6:21 pm

After what has been a stretching few days at work, it was nice to get out running again in my goal to get super fit for the JP Morgan challenge, now that I have officially failed to make the starting line up for Junathon!

For those who have committed themselves to this cause, I pass on my best wishes for the month ahead. Deep down I wish I was joining you, but I could just not commit to this one this time!

My approach to training over the coming weeks is to do a regular short run (getting faster each time hopefully) combined with a park run every weekend of 3 miles, which will be my real marker of how much quicker (and fitter) I am getting. This will be in addition my to normal weekly game of football, which by chance due to a change of venue, will now be increased to a 90 minute session.

So tonight’s run of 1.51 miles was completed in a time of 14 minutes and 25 seconds at a pace of 9’31” per mile. Hardly Roger Bannister, but this was an improvement of nearly a minute on my last attempt just 3 days ago. To be honest, I still had a lot in the tank, so hoping there is at least another minute or two to remove from this time.

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Unfortunately this is in Km when I am working in miles at the moment on my iPod application. Need to figure out how to change settings on Nikeplus!

My target (you know I always have a target), if all goes well, is to try and do the 3.5 mile run in about 30 minutes. Is this achievable? Watch this space!

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  1. Definitely! You probably even did it back in jan when conditions were Ben tougher ! Welcome back 😉

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