Run Blog Week 1; 2011 Edition

Hey! I’m running the half marathon in Ottawa’s Race Weekend again this May and I thought I would bore you blog about training again this year. Fun, yes?

I’m already in better shape this year compared to last year. I bought a treadmill and have started doing weight training at Marshall’s gym, and so I am fitter and stronger. The hardest part about training for me though is staying motivated. It is so easy to skip the gym at the end of the day when it’s cold and dark outside; home is just so tempting when I’m tired after work. Reporting my workouts here though is motivating and makes me accountable too.

So here are the stats for this week. Last Saturday I ran 14 km on the treadmill and today it was 15 km. It is feeling great so far. I did nothing else last week though so I have to try to get back into it for this coming week. Tomorrow morning Tony and I are heading to the gym – we can drag each other there if need be. For the rest of the week I want to do intervals, a tempo run, plus more weight training. It’s a bit ambitious considering the week I have ahead of me, but I’ll be reporting back to you next week.

Anyone else running in May?

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About Finola

I am an Ottawa area Mom, writer-want-to-be and coffee legend in the making.
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4 Responses to Run Blog Week 1; 2011 Edition

  1. Sara says:

    Amazing!!! I'm running the 10K – I'm doing 10:1 intervals right now (40-60 minutes) and start a 10K clinic with the Running room in March 🙂

  2. Gwen says:

    Ummm…I'm going to have to sit this one out. But I am super impressed with you!!!

  3. KYM says:

    I could definitely use some running inspiration. 6-Months post baby (used to be an avid runner), was on bed rest for months and gained way too much weight!
    I need your will power!

  4. GC says:

    Zoom and I have joined a “10,000 step a day challenge” on Facebook and we've been consistently walking more than 15,000 steps a day (that's more than 10 km). When my diabetes group said they were forming a team for race weekend, we decided we would walk the half marathon. That translates to a little more than 30,000 steps, totally doable. We paid or entrance fee, so now we're committed too. See you on the roads!

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