i am using this website as a diary of my loosing weight- getting a better runner adventure, so some of my post won't be very interesting to most. Sorry for this will probably be one of them...
September is almost here and, after loosing 10 kilos (with 8 to go to normal weight) I am very much motivated to getting faster, at least on 5 and 10 Km.
I have a plan with reduced miles (compared to the past couple of months) and interval training, tempo run and all. But yesterday I only had a 30 minutes window to train so I wanted to make my time worth the effort. I decided to use it as a test.
I went on the loop in the picture; a very well known loop around my house, with some hills. I used the first 5 minutes to warm up, but not too slow and then I progressed to a tempo run. I pushed myself to the limit in the middle (downhill + flat) section and then kept it up in the final hill. I even manage to sprint in the end. This is a loop that at my fastest so far i have done in just below 30', but yesterday I really wanted to give it a try. It was tough! Legs and lungs were burning, but I start counting and miles passed by. I sprinted in the final 500 meters and at that point I was probably going faster than 4' per K.
I am very proud of how my body reacted to the challenge and changed in the last month of loosing weight, so I and needed to write this down as I am going to use this forum in the next couple of months to approach the 10 k race.
At the end the time stopped at 26:30! I could not believe it! I had to double check, can I really run this fast again ??? I am not sure how it happened. I checked and the time was in line with the time on the clock at home, so it must have been true. So I am closer to my 10 k goal, so today I am happy.
This post should help me when I will hit a wall in my training and will stop believing I can make it to 10K fast race Hope it wasn't too boring for who decided to read it all.
enjoy your running