Sunday, July 25, 2010

Week 3

Well another week of training done. This time I didn't stick to the schedule, mainly due to the big nasty blister on my foot from last week. I only managed 3 5.2km runs, so 1 long run down on what I was meant to do. Instead of the long run, I did 20km on the bike, so not ideal, but not the worst that could happen.

I still have to get some new shoes, and I still have the remains of a blister on my foot. That said, I don't want to fall to far behind, so I'll be trying to stick to the schedule again next week.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Week 2

Week 2 done, and mostly all going well so far. All scheduled runs got done. We're still not going fast yet, running around 6min 50sec per km on the long runs at the moment. Going a bit faster on the shorter runs now however.

The bad news is that I've got quite a nasty blister on my left foot, under the arch. So I'm going to be buying myself a nice new pair of running shoes, which will hopefully fix the problem. But until then, and until the blistering goes down I'm going to have to take things easy. Better to miss a few days, than damage myself badly and miss weeks latter.

So, until then, cross training is the way forward.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Week 1

Well, week 1 (week 2 from the program) of our marathon training is now complete. Which means so far things are going well. Week 1 was 3 5km runs, all done in 32-34 minutes and a 10km run, which took 68 minutes. So we're going slowly, but that's OK at this point, I think...

This week's schedule goes 5km, 6.5km, 5km and 8km. Which looks to be no harder than last week. So hopefully the weather behaves, and we are able to keep our 100% strike rate going.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Coming Next

So, what I've learned from the previous months races is that my training needs to step up significantly if I'm going to get results that I'm happy with. So I have decided on a training program to follow, and have decided on some events to build towards;

1. Whangrei half marathon, 12 September, Goal: Personal Best half marathon time

2. Auckland city marathon, 31 October (this will depend on getting a ticket off trademe as they are sold out) Goal: Finish full distance marathon

3. Kerikeri half marathon, 20 November, Goal: sub 2 hour half marathon

4. Round Taupo cycle race, 27 November, Goal: Completion (in a team)