As you know I still have to take walk breaks during my runs since my running base still isn’t the same as it was in April.
This morning during my run I was thinking about that but didn’t figure out how I was going to do that. Shortly after that I read Heidi’s blog. She has set a goal for herself at which running level she wants to be at the end of August and while reading it I thought that was a great idea.
And I did set a goal for myself. By the end of this month I want to be back at the running level I had in April. I made a schedule how many walk breaks my runs can have the next 4 weeks. Goal is to run short distances without stopping again and the long runs with short walk breaks for fueling.
Having a plan how to do this works better for me than just do something. I’ve been struggling with this for at least 2 months now and it is obvious that that didn’t work. I think my new approach will.
Tuesday morning I had an easy run planned of 5.6K (3.5 miles). During my easy runs I don’t watch my pace, I run at what feels good at that moment. It was a nice run because the weather was perfect for a run. During lunch I took a walk with my friend K. and after dinner a 15 minute walk with Bella.
Weather: dry, a little bit of wind, 15C (59 degrees)
Distance: 5.6 K / 3.5 miles
Average time: 6:59 /km
Average speed: 8.6 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Bruce Springsteen – Hungry Heart.
This morning I had to do a tempo run of 30 minutes (10 minutes warm up, 15 minutes tempo, 5 minutes cool down). Due to walk breaks it wasn’t a real tempo run in the end but the run itself was good. It was already warm at 5.30 am and I noticed the sun wasn’t up completely, dark mornings are on their way again.
Weather: dry, no wind, bit humid, 21C (69 degrees)
Distance: 4.3 K / 2.6 miles
Average time: 7:03 /km
Average speed: 8.5 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Michael Jackson – Another part of me.
When I came home from work I took Bella for a 32-minute walk and after dinner I took my bike, put Bella in her basket and went for a bike ride. There were already a few raindrops when I left and at the end it started to rain harder so I biked as fast as I could. I had a walk break so Bella could pee and she ran alongside my bike at the leash for a while. I biked 7.5K (4.6 miles) in 34 minutes.
Noodles with vegetables, beef tenderloin and mango.
Potato tortilla, tomato salsa and a sausage.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 214 – Tuesday August 2
My little herb garden in the kitchen.
Day 215 – Wednesday August 3
View during my bike ride.