Training progress report #1

May 9, 2012
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It has been over 6 weeks since my training plan began. It has already been a long journey for me fitness wise! When I first staggered out of my apartment for Run 1, I was a walking (literally) disaster!  Just to see how far I have come, here are the details from my first run […]

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Run 15 – Standard

May 8, 2012
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After a slightly unexpected rest day due inclement weather, I set out for another run tonight.  The plan was for a standard 5k run at a steady pace which I managed to achieve with minimum fuss.  I am still sticking to my initial plan of building my base with standard runs until June, however I […]

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Run 14 – Longest run yet

May 6, 2012
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After the debacle of yesterday’s aborted run – I woke up this morning hoping that my hip was in better shape.  It felt pretty good as I went through my usual morning routine of getting the kids up and ready.  I decided I would soend a little extra time stretching and then head out for […]

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Aborted run (possible injury!)

May 5, 2012
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I set out today with a plan to run about 4 miles at a fairly gentle pace. Unfortunately, during my warm up I notice my right hip joint ‘popping’ as I walked. I didn’t worry too much about it as it was not painful and decided to set off for the run anyway. About a […]

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Run 13 – Confidence is high

May 5, 2012
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Another enjoyable run tonight.  I went out pretty hard with the aim of keeping it going for as long as possible.  I want to keep improving my times but more importantly increase my fitness.  I managed to keep a pretty stable pace even though I had gone out quickly and was very happy to complete […]

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Run 12 – In the groove

May 4, 2012
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Business as usual tonight – A quick 5k loop of Prospect Park.  I really missed running last night as it was my scheduled cross training night.  I was raring to go tonight, and despite a slight problem with my GPS which caused me to almost stop for a few seconds I still managed a PR.  […]

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Top 5 tips for beginning runners

May 3, 2012
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After just over a month of training for the NYC Marathon I have encountered numerous challenges. In order to help novice runners who are going through the same thing, these are some of the things I wish I had know from the beginning! 1) The 1st week will be tough – expect it! Don’t panic […]

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Run 11 – Consistency with annoyances

May 2, 2012
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After a well deserved rest day yesterday, I was scheduled to be back out tonight for a 5k run.  I definitely needed the rest day after the 10k on Sunday as I did have some soreness in my left knee.  Luckily, the rest did the job and I was feeling no ill effects today.  One […]

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Run 10 – time for a 10k

April 29, 2012
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As mentioned in the previous running log, the plan for today was to run two loops of the park to make it a nice round 10k run.  So far, I have exclusively run about 5k at a time (or less on occasion!).  As per my Running Fitness Plan, I will be doing one longer run […]

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I need a plan!

April 28, 2012
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I have realized over the last month, that in order to reach the required fitness levels to start Marathon training in earnest I will need a more structured plan.  As you can probably see from past posts, I have run somewhat sporadically due to my busy schedule.   I clearly need to shoehorn these runs into […]

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