Yesterday was a perfect Autumn day: sunny and even warm. In our village we have a little beach and I decided to go there for a walk with Bella. She immediate ran into the water when she had the chance but she couldn’t go far because the dogs have to be on the leash at that beach.
Unfortunately my friend K. can’t be running the night race on November 5th with me. I won’t go alone because this race is fun and it isn’t fun running it alone. That’s why I cancelled this run on my calendar. The race will be held twice next year and we will try to run it by then.
After cancelling this run I looked at my race schedule. My goal was to run 12 months, 12 races. I can’t find a run which I like to do instead of this night run which would add my total by the end of this year to 11 races and I won’t reach that goal. I looked at my race schedule again and decide to drop another run which I didn’t really look forward to but added it to meet my goal of 12 races. I will now run 10 races in 2010 and I’m okay with that. My half marathon training has more priority to me than running races. If I follow my training and don’t skip weeks/runs I’m ready three weeks before my first half marathon next year instead of two weeks which I like.
My intention is to run a half in April next year but that depends a bit on what weather we will get this winter. If I’m not ready for April I will run it in June, I can do that. I’m not in a hurry, I’ve got time.
I want to be well prepared for my first half and be sure I’m going to finish it.
This morning I did an early morning run at 5.30 am. The weather was perfect: not to cold, no wind and dry. I wore my long tights for the first time after Summer but didn’t really needed it. I had to run 35 minutes according my schedule including a few tempo’s but decided to just run, not to watch my pace but listen to my body and it was a great run. My leg did bother me a little bit but it’s almost healed again.
Weather: not to cold, no wind, dry, ± 14C/57 degrees.
Distance: 5.3 K / 3.3 miles
Average time: 6:38 /km
Average speed: 9 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Glee Cast – Somebody to love
Weekly review week 39:
Monday: Strength + cardio + 97 situps, 60 minutes, burned 345 calories.
Tuesday: Walking, 20 minutes.
Wednesday:. Running, 3.5K/2.1 miles, 24 minutes, burned 284 calories.
Thursday: Nothing except for housekeeping.
Friday: Walking, 20 minutes.
Saturday: Running, 5K/3.1 miles, 33 minutes, burned 431 calories.
Sunday: Walking, 30 minutes. .
Time: 1 hours and 57 minutes.
Distance: 8.5 K / 5.2 miles
Burned calories: 1060