Sunday, June 01, 2008

1st Week of June

SUNDAY
  1. My entire body still hurts from my last run and today was RFL in the City. It was great fun although I cant say the actual act of running was fun at all. It hurt!
  2. Gloria Hunnigford was there and started us off at 11am. Slow and steady, I got to KM1 on time and on schedule at 8:03 minutes. Had a camera with me and was taking pictures along the way. Got to KM 2 at 17:16 minutes. Some 90 seconds later than scheduled but at least we still got there. Got to KM 3 at 27:27 minutes and was a bit happier - the end was in sight. After running a little bit more, saw KM 4 in the distance and it spurred me into a little sprint and finally got to KM 4 at 36:21 minutes.
  3. My running partner had left me behind when I started taking pictures but it was a good distraction from the pain in my calves. At long last, with the help of a new found friend who grabbed my hand when I started walking and asked me to power walk with her for some minutes and then told me that her personal trainer would only allow her 30 seconds of walking, we set off again at a slow and moderate pace. I had to gleefully tell her, her 'slow and moderate pace' was actually my everyday normal pace.
  4. At long last, we got to the 500m mark. Then the 200m mark and I was able to put in a happy sprint to the finish line to try and beat the clock and suceeded in getting in and past the finish at 45:00 minutes. So, there's my story for my race for life for this year. Got the Bluewater Race in 2weeks. Have got to raid online archives for a serious training plan to get me in shape or I'll pull out of it. If I'm panting and puffing at a 5K, I definetely have no businessbeing at a 10K. (smile)
 
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