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.


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!

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

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