9.5kph

Jun. 2nd, 2014 09:07 pm
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Today I ran 5k at 9.5kph. My best time has crept up really slowly from 9kph, and I keep hoping I'll be able to get to 10kph, but Id pushing my limit.

9.3kph

Apr. 25th, 2014 07:55 pm
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And for the third session on the trot, improved my best speed again, managing 5km at 9.3kph, up from 9.2kph :) I'm getting familiar again with the pattern of when my body pretends to be tired, and when it's really reaching its limit.

I'm going to spend several weeks running the same speed or only tiny improvements until I'm sure I'm confident at it, rather than trying to push for a higher goal and ruining my confidence. I so want to see if I can reach 5k at 10kph, which couch to 5k says we should be able to do, but I've found very hard to reach (probably because I've almost never had time to run a third time in the week).
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At gym, 5km at 9.2kph, improving from my previous best speed of 9.0kph. About 2/3 of the way through I started getting a stitch, but was able to continue through. A little later I felt I was reaching the limit of my ability to breathe. I felt I could have done more at the end, but not much more. Having games or TV on the screen helped a lot, so I need to remember I get a lot of phantom "I can't go on" that isn't really real as well as real limits when I really can't go on. Next week I'll try this speed again, or maybe 9.3 or 9.4 depending how I feel.
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After nearly a month off, this was my third run. The first time, I gave up, failing to do my previous best of 5k at 7.8kph. Last week I managed it at 7.6kph. Today I managed that again. After about 10 minutes I felt sure I couldn't do it, but I think that was my brain lying to me, because I felt about the same twenty minutes later. It reminds me to always set modest targets so I never get into a habit of needing to give up, which just trains me that I _can_ give up even when I don't really need to.

My clothes were soaked through afterwards, even though I was in a supposedly air-conditioned building. But then I also did weights (pulley, leg curls and shoulder press), which always makes me ache in a really satisfying way afterwards.

And I've been to the gym twice this week, with the weekend still to go.
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I've been fortunate to be on a roll recently, possibly because I've reached the point where I can procrastinate from other things by going to the gym.

The week before last I went to the gym four times, last week six times, and this week five times. (Twice each jogging, and the rest swimming.)

After jogging 5k at 7kph, I nearly did it at 7.2kph and did it again at 7.4 kph. I managed 20 minutes at 7,6 kph.

This week after jogging I felt sufficiently energised that I used some of the weight machines, for the first time unsupervised.

Gym

Feb. 22nd, 2013 08:43 pm
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This week, I went to the gym four times, twice jogging and twice swimming, and cycled four times a week, and had an induction for some weights machines.
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I went back to the gym and did another half an hour: 5 minutes warming up, then alternating jogging at 7.8 and walking at 5.3, but this time I jogged for 70 seconds, and then walked for 50. This was definitely harder than last time, but also fell within what I was capable of, so I felt really chuffed to have improved it a little. I'm excited to see if I can eventually reach the point Liv's got to of running continually!
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