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FOUR days to Half Marathon!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

It’s Wednesday. Hump day. At this time in 4 days I’ll be nearly 2 hours into my half marathon... roll on lunchtime I say!

This week I have done some running on Sunday and Tuesday. I was pleased with my sessions both days. On Sunday I did my own thing on the treadmill, doing longer intervals than I ever thought possible! Intervals of 8 minutes, running at 5.3mph! Wow! I am amazed! I had no idea that my body would get this much better in a fairly short space of time – and even with a couple of weeks off, I don’t seem to have gone backwards at all. My breathing is not too bad and after the 45 minutes on Sunday, I actually felt like I could carry on if I wanted too!

On Monday I had my circuit training class.

On Tuesday, I settled back into a W4D3 C25K session, which was a lot easier. The maximum run was 5 minutes. I supercharged it and did an additional 7 minutes in total, and increased the 3 minute runs to four. I would have gone longer but my lower calf was a bit sore. I went upstairs limping and stretched – but couldn’t find a stretch that I could feel in the area... I then laid on the couch and watched most of Barney’s Version while icing my calf. This morning it feels much better.

I set my alarm for 5.10am and was going to get up for another 35 minute C25K session but decided to have a rest day instead... I’ll go for a 20 minute walk at lunch instead. Tomorrow I WILL get up at 5.10! That’s twice this week I’ve snoozed it and done the running session later in the day instead! I need to get my rhythm back!

I weighed myself today... down 0.3kgs which is great. I hope to keep it going in the right direction. Food wise I’ve been a little binge-ey... not too bad. Yesterday I made some excellent choices and we had baked salmon for dinner. I had a way smaller portion than usual.

OK. Now I have a meeting so I must get back to work. Have a wonderful day Spark friends. I really love this community and the encouragement I get and enjoy giving. Good luck in all your endeavours today and all week! Let’s all keep those scales heading in the right direction!

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  • SCOOTERGIRLOZ
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    Abi, wishing you all the best for your half-marathon. I am in awe of your hard work preparing for this. Will be watching out for your results.

    Scootergirl in Oz
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    PS. Jane had a rainy morning during her City2Surf so hopefully she was rugged up enough.
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    You are awesome! Way to go! I know you can do it, and you are doing it!!! Woo Hoo!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3567 days ago
  • AMYBINTN
    Good luck with your half marathon! You're doing great with your running and your weight loss! Baked salmon is one of my favorites.
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  • JANEZAP
    congrats on the runs! its hard getting back into a routine after having a few weeks off! i was struggling with that too but ive been up for my 6am gym session 3 out of the 4 days this week and god does it feel good to get out of the shower at 730 and feel like you have already conquered the world haha i also had wednesday off :) i was just in a blaaa mood and kind of just bummed around all day doing bits and pieces of uni work, nothing overly productive hehe and i caved in and had a donut hehe oh well!

    yay cant wait to share race stories with you after our super sundays!!!!

    so proud of you :) you've come so far!!!! i am absolutely jittering with excitement to meet you in a few months and catch up with scootergirl!!! yayyyyyyyy!!! xxxxx
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  • BD3269PM
    You are doing great! Keep it up--stay moving and motivated. emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD4361149
    You are awesome! Can't wait until I can run that long...week 4 for me next week. :)
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  • DIVAGLOW
    Just keep thinking ....
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  • TAMIK1964
    Best of luck on your HM. Can't wait to hear about it!!
    3568 days ago
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