We ran today’s 8k with my brother which somewhat slowed the pace.
I ran the 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 progressively accelerating then decelerating training today. I can’t really tell how it went until I upload and check the graph on Monday the earliest.
A supposedly light 8 km run scheduled for today, which ended up being a personal record again: sub 5’ kilometers all the way! 8.02 km, 39’40”, 4’57”/km Quite an improvement since my struggle to run 5k under 30”.
Monday: rest Tuesday: 8x2 minutes, 2 minute rests Wednesday: 8km light Thursday: 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 minutes pyramid Friday: rest Saturday: 8km light Sunday: 120 minutes
I did try but with the lack of technical gear I was afraid of catching a cold so I gave up after 15 minutes in the pouring rain. (Instead of 105…) Too bad, because this was going to be the first week I followed through the training plan completely.
chasing the dragon
Woo! With the much anticipated cool weather I managed the fastest 6k I’ve ever run today: sub 5’ kilometers! 29’51” total, 6.03 km, 4’57” / km
Thursday’s 6k run didn’t happen so I went today. It was supposed to be a timed one - whatever that means. Regardless, I attempted to run faster than on Wednesday and despite the still persistent heat it worked: 5’09” / km … not too shabby.
Back in Budapest. I was kind of down but then I went running instead. It wasn’t even that hot: there were showers in parts of the city and the temperature dropped, so even though the plan was a 6k light run my average speed ended up being 5.20 min/km.
Szolnok is in the middle of a huge plain, not even a little bump in the landscape, so I had to resort to 8 x 150 m sprints with light jogging/walking in between. I ended up running 5.94 km altogether, albeit slowly: 6.42 min/km. It was also like a million degrees outside.
Monday - rest Tuesday - 8 x 150m uphill Wednesday - 6 km light Thursday - 6 km timed Friday - rest Saturday - 6 km light Sunday - 105 min
Endurance for a marathon runner means bearing with extreme levels of exhaustion...– Richard Nerurkar
design your universe
What a weekend! Pure undiluted energy explosion yesterday at Epica! Celebrated today with a 90 min run: 1:30’05”, 5’52”/km, 15.32 km. (That’s 1197 calories according to the Nike+ software.) \m/
This week has taken its toll. Last week at work, melting asphalt and no runs so far.
By the time I arrived to the running track I was confused: was it 1 minute runs or 1 km runs? I went for worst case and tried 1 km fast runs: 1st 4’18”/km; 2nd 4’39”/km; 3rd 4’40”/km After all I did run 12 minutes altogether, more than the scheduled 10x1. I really want a sub 4’ kilometer though.
Without further ado: Monday - rest Tuesday - 10 x 1 min fast, 2 min breaks Wednesday - rest Thursday - 4 x 1 km fast, 3 min breaks Friday - rest Saturday - 6 km light Sunday - 90 mins
heat v SeSam: 1 - 0
Even though a 75 minute run was supposed to happen, I had to give up after only 30’25” due to general shortness of breath and a danger of heat stroke.
Spurred by the events of Fast Friday I managed a 5’20”/km 6k run for today’s training. (32’11”)
I'm like Bolt!
Thursday didn’t happen but huge surprise today when I went for the first 1.6 km leg: I finished in 7’27”, which is 4’34” per km. I didn’t know I could be this fast. Although since the iPod didn’t announce a personal best for the mile I suppose at one point I did run a faster first 1.6 km… The other two runs were progressively slower:...
let's get this party started
Since I got caught in a heavy summer shower I cut the run 5 minutes short of the target and ran for 35’05”. That’s 6.2 km with a speed of 5’39” per km.
From the book by Richard Nerurkar I chose a sub 4:00’ marathon training plan. I’m happy with a sub 2:00’ half-marathon to be honest but why not aim for the stars. For the first week I will need to run: Monday - rest Tuesday - 40 minutes light Wednesday - rest Thursday - 3 x 1.6 km fast, with 3 minute breaks Friday - rest Saturday - 6 km light Sunday - 75...
It all begins here
Actually, I was running before, the title is just about the tumblr thing. During a marathon relay I finally made the decision that I should take running to the next level and 1) set an ambitious goal 2) start training regularly following a plan. Since the longest run I have done so far was 23 kilometers I decided to attempt the marathon. The closest opportunity seems to be the 25th Anniversary...