Could be because I've had to give up my long lie for a run. But then I'm probably just being cranky because I'm tired. Another day another graph as they say. Who say that? Probably mathematicians or statisticians or the like. So here's your dose of orange-yellow graphiness: Week 3 Run 1
Nothing to complain about this time and even a new PB to report of 8'06" for the mile. Quickest pace so far at 5'17"/km and as a result my fastest 2km yet at 10'32" so a definite improvement on display. I'm still using the same playlist because it seems to be a fair motivator but any suggestions would be appreciated!
On the organisation side, I'm working on a few t-shirt designs but I'll have to find somewhere that prints onto a wicking fabric because I've only seen printing on cotton so far so I'd be grateful for any help you can offer here too!
Another morning of recovery underway here after another shattering run. Still only 2km but when I get in it feels like 20. I'm ready for those improved performances now, if my body's listening. Results as always over in The Log.
The most striking thing this time is that I appear to have entered my own double-dip recession! I honestly don't know where that first major dip before the big one came from because I definitely wasn't walking. I guess I must have been jogging (or "yogging" I believe it's a soft J) a lot slower than usual. I managed to hold off my wee walk for about 50m longer than on the previous run so there's a bit of improvement there.
Also, despite all the huffing and puffing when I got in, I was told that I had a new PB for the mile again, this time of 8'26" shaving 15 seconds off my previous. So although I sound pessimistic, my glass really only has a few sips out of it.
In the meantime I've been doing a wee bit of work on the site and we now have a new home here at www.JP3.org.uk as you've probably noticed. We also have permission to use our Charities' names/logos/info and they've all offered to supply us with t-shirts for the race! Unfortunately we've turned down their very generous offers in favour of designing our own TeamJP3 tees, designs that may be available here in the near future.
I'm off to buy my EuroMillions for the week so let me leave you with the ancient proverb "May your charity increase as much as your wealth," i.e. sponsor us!
Training day 2 and the results are up on The Log. I've managed an increase in pace going from 5'48" to 5'29" per km but even this slight difference in speed hit me when I got in. Also, the distance is noted as 1.98km compared with a previous 2.08km but I did run the same route and can only attribute the difference to when I hit start/end workout on the iPod.
Well I managed to go longer without stopping but did eventually walk for what looks to be a bit longer than the other day. I suppose to hope for a marked improvement in performance each time you go out is a bit naive so I'm not really bothered about that or how I felt afterwards. Hopefully with time I'll be able to find a comfortable pace that isn't going to kill me when I untie my laces.
I sincerely hope Lisa and Sean are sticking to their training because I really want someone else to feel as shattered each morning!
PS - Why not take some inspiration from the World Cup and donate £1 for each goal your team scores in the tournament?
Joe Pettigrew has never taken part in a distance running event before, but was talked into the GSR by his sister, Lisa, who is also running as part of TeamJP3 along with her fiance, Sean.