Mid-Year Run Report

Back in January, I accepted a challenge from a fellow doctor mother runner blogger to run 1000 km in 2015.  I can hardly believe that six months have passed.  It’s been a pretty eventful six months, I have to say.  I never thought I’d ever run a race and I have done three this year already.  I am definitely doing one more (have already signed up) and might sign up for another one.  I guess you could say I caught the racing fever.

Here’s a breakdown of my monthly mileage to date:

January – 77.5 km

February – 49.4 km

March – 73.1 km

April – 81.1 km

May – 87.5 km

June – 68.2 km

…. and the six month grand total is 436.8 km.

Not too shabby, if I do say so myself.

I feel I have overcome a lot in these past six months – shin splints, SI joint issues, weak glutes, etc.  I’ve done a lot of work on getting stronger by introducing weights and working with my pilates instructor on fine-tuning my strength training.

For the first time I really think I might actually run 1000 km this year.  With my half-marathon training getting underway I am trying to make my weekday runs a little bit longer (5-7 km) than they have been (normally 3-5 km) and aiming for a long run every 7-10 days.  If I can accomplish this without getting hurt then I could very well reach that goal.

Wish me luck!!

My First 5K Tempo Run

Day 30 – January Daily Blog Posting Month

Are ya sick of my running posts?  Well, too bad, ‘cuz here comes another one.

It was a beautiful day today, the sun was shining, I was wearing my new clothes and I felt like I could go for another run.  So, once the baby was down for a nap, I suited up and off I went.

I had a route in mind and hoped I could do a solid, non-stop run with no walking intervals.  Well, not only did I run non-stop, I also ran 5 km NON-STOP!  I did it in just over 38 minutes and I feel amazing.  My Achilles tendons ache a bit but I pushed through it.  I have never run 5km non-stop.

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At least I know now that I could run 5km straight in a zombie apocalypse.  But after that?  I’d probably get eaten.