Increasing slowly

Trying to run a little longer each week. Now that my Fitbit is working again, I can see what I am doing! πŸ˜€ I did 6k of the running bit this morn at a slower 6.16 pace and that was with a burst at the end so it was actually slower. Going to try to do it again on Thurs and maybe increase to 6.5k on Sat for next weeks segment. Thinking of signing up for a 10k in April or May so I am forced to train over the winter. I think my brain needs hard deadlines to take this stuff seriously😜

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  • Hi Decker you'll get there so don't give up. Slow and steady is the key! Running in the winter is I personally think better,so don't despair. Your doing great ! 10% increase each week is just the ticket.

    Keep up the good work and good luck!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    Happy running!

  • Thanks Peggy - I appreciate it! My whole plan since I started has been to get through the winter. I am in Toronto, Canada, and could probably run till Nov, maybe December before the ice on the paths gets too dangerous. And there is a community centre nearby with an indoor running track so I've no excuse! If I can pull through Jan and Feb I will be happy :)

  • Ah! I see so your winters are far worse than ours presumably? Being a northern lass I love the winter and I must say I miss the snow. Hubby and I live in Herefordshire which sometimes gets snow,in fact our village has been snowed in some times and as we live on a hill getting in and out is tricky.There is lots of hills and inclines around so can get pretty icy at times. However you use what you've got to the best of your ability. I like the sound of your indoor running track,though!

    How we would love to live in Canada mmmm!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  • I'm not sure. My cousins in London say our Canadian winters are brutal, but they could be exaggerating! We got a fair bit of snow last year, but not until December or so, I think. The most at once was 2 or 3 feet with the drifts. I love running outdoors, but I don't want a fall to put me out of commission all season :). Also the temp drops dramatically in Jan/Feb sometimes to -20F and lower. With windchill it occasionally feels like -30F. That's when I know I am fortunate to work from home :). Yes the track is nice, though the corners are steeply banked which tends to stress your knees over time. I think they do switch track direction every second day which helps. We also have some local skating rinks to go to over the winter and a nearby outdoor rink.

    lol - I see everyone's pics of beautiful English countryside and I think "I'd love to live somewhere like that!" Grass is always greener I suppose, isn't it? :)

  • Quite right Decker, but ah! being a lass from the north of England I love wintertime! It does sound wonderful,over there.

    Here at the moment our weather is starting to become autumnal. We can certainly feel a cool snap in the evening and early mornings.

    Anyhoo happy running ! and stick at it!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  • Sounds great, you're building up nicely πŸ™‚

  • Yay well done, and winter training is fun 😎

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