Friday, November 16, 2007

Beep test!

I ran the Beep test again today and got 6.8 - at that point I figured it was good enough! I actually felt really good when I was running and probably could have gone to 7.5+!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Another PB!

Woo! I beat my last run time this afternoon!! I don't feel like I'm running any faster, but I guess I am!!!!!

Distance: 2.4km
Time: 12 minutes, 16 seconds.
Stops: 5 second power walk before I realised that I wasn't actually in need of a break! *shrug*
HR: not measured

It's nice to see that I am getting faster... I find that knowing I have run the 2.4km non-stop before gives me the confidence to push through because I know I will make it to the end.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

12 minutes and 51 seconds...

This morning I decided that I needed new running shoes (I bought my current runners 2 years ago) so I went shopping and after much frustration (I hate shoe shopping) I settled on a pair of Brooks Dyad 4’s. This afternoon I went for a 2nd run to ‘try them out’.
My last couple of runs I have been really close!! Well, guess what… I got under 13 minutes! WOOHOO! I picked up the pace overall and made it with 9 seconds to spare. *phew*!

Distance: 2.4km
Time: 12 minutes and 51 seconds
Stops: None
HR at finish: 108bpm

Now I plan on increasing the distance (e.g. 2 of my 2.4km laps) and speed. YAY!!!!!!! By the time I have to do this test (some time next year if I get in) I should be able to do it well under the 13 minutes!

I'm singing in the rain...

Make that running in the rain! I decided last night that I would go running today regardless of the weather, and I am glad I did! I went on another 2.4km run and it felt really good! The fact that I had drizzles of water being dropped on me to keep me cool may have made the difference!

Distance: 2.4km
Time: 13 minutes 44 seconds
Stops: NONE!

I felt really good for the first 10 minutes, and then realised that I had probably taken it too easier for the majority of the run and had to pick up the pace quite a bit for the last 3-4 minutes. That was pretty painful! But, my goal today was to run the whole distance with no stops so I am really happy with how I went! 

I may even go for another run this afternoon. I'm PUMPED!

Pic from here