Sunday, 10 April 2011

Race day is changing!!

Okay guys, I have some bad news and some good news. I'll give you the bad news first, because it explains the good news.

The bad news is, that I have to do a lot of travel in the next couple months. I have to go to Edmonton soon because of personal reasons, and I have to go to Calgary in June (which would be after the race, yes, but I have to work extra hours to be able to afford these damn trips) aaaaaand I have to go to B.C in the summer.

So anyway, training is not really going to be realistic for me unfortunately. At least for the next short while.

I really REALLY REALLY want to run this race though, so I decided I could just find a new race. I went online and poked my nose around and I managed to fine one. Unfortunately it was in August, August 14th, but anyway at least it is doable...

So that is the good news, August 14th. New run.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Three things.

Distance run: 3 miles
Time taken: 32:34

1. This running inside thing is really starting to kill my buzz.
2. I need to train more.
3. HOLY FUCK SOMEBODY NEEDS TO FIX THE A/C AT MY GYM. I think I'm still overheated. That is all.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Lets make this a regular thing, shall we?

Distance run: 2 miles
Time taken: 20:11

I'm not in the mood to write out a summary of my run and why I did/didn't do well. I ran, and I ran further than yesterday, so that's pretty good.

Looks like I have everything under control.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Well, at least I'm running again I guess...

Distance run: 1.5 miles
Time taken: 15:26

I'm such a loser. I haven't run for six days, and the best distance I can muster up is 1.5 miles.... Which is roughly 2.4k. I mean, I coulda gone for longer, but I just couldn't make myself stay on the treadmill.

I went to the gym fully intending on running 3 miles, and getting back on track, but I didn't. This half marathon is getting closer and closer. I'm just a little discouraged.

Try again tomorrow I guess.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Its getting closer and closer!

Distance run: One mile.
Time taken: 8:53
Also did an abs workout.

So today, I decided to challenge myself again. I have been doing that a lot on the shorter runs lately, and I am going to need all the challenges I can take because Saturday I am going to run FIVE MILES!

Anyway, I did a really really good mile, but still had juice afterward, so I did a quick abs workout, but nothing too intense. I added in some pushups too because I have been ignoring my upper body a lot lately. That is all for now.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Just squealing in.

Distance run: 4 miles
Time taken: 44:24     

So, my goal today was to try to keep on pace with ten minutes a mile, but at the very worst, to get in under 45 minutes. I had to slow down to a walk more than once on this run. I blame dehydration. I've been finding it a huge challenge to drink the amount of water that I'm supposed to, and honestly, I didn't drink water at work today at all, only coffee.

I take this run as a success though. My goal is just to finish the half marathon after all, so time is less of an issue than completion.

The photo is of some of the goodies I'd mentioned in earlier posts.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Today is St Patricks Day!!

I'm not going to be home tonight, so I'm also not going to the gym.

I had all these good intentions of doing an abs workout before I left for work today, but now with 20 minutes to go until I have to leave, and none of my holiday makeup on, I really doubt the chances of that.

I will do my best to be on very good behavior tonight, because I know that after work tomorrow I am first going to see the house I am house sitting soon, but then after that, I want to do a run, or at least a workout of some type. If I don't get a run in tomorrow, I'm going to have to suck it up and do it after work on Saturday before going out. Blehhh. I didn't think having a training schedule would be so much work.