Sorry I've been slacking with the posts lately, I just haven't had a minute to spare this last month! March is looking far more relaxed though. I have nothing planned for this weekend so will be catching up on sleep, Flickr and blog posting/reading. I have loads I've been wanting to post about but just haven't found the time so I may do a few short posts or one big catch up post. I have loads of food pictures I want to share!
I can't remember if I said on here or not, but I have entered a 5k run which is taking place at the end of April. Now 5k might not sound like much, but I'm really not a runner! I was doing pretty well with it last summer when the personal trainer got me on the treadmill and dragged me out for a couple of runs in the sun. I did keep it up a little bit for a while but gradually lost interest. I have a vague idea of wanting to enter the half marathon in Glasgow in September so figured the 5k would be a sensible idea! I have only had two proper runs since enterting, the first 5k and the second 4k. I covered 5k in 40 minutes with a combination of running and walking, roughly a minute of each, 3.5mph for walking and between6-7.5mph for running. I did similar with the 4k. I had wanted to practice the distance but until I get faster I think I might shorten it a bit, 40 mins seems like such a long time!
I have rather an ambitious idea which I hope I can stick to, 2-3 times each week I'd like to bring my running gear to work and go for at 20 min run at lunch time. Gets me out in the fresh(ish) air and gives me more free time in the evenings and makes it easier to fit in running AND weight training. I aim to start on Monday!
Any running/training tips will be very much appreciated!