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?
Good morning guys and gals!
Today marked the start of official training and you can find the results along with all future runs laid out in graph form on The Log. Just a short run of 2km this morning that I think will be the usual for a couple of weeks until I get my distance legs back. I can only hope that Lisa and Sean will be getting up in 3 or 4 hours and heading out onto a beautiful beach to pound the sand. Am I being naive?
As a first run I think it was encouraging. Based on the average speed, which includes a shameful walk, I should be looking at about the hour mark for the 10k. Our initial goal was 1hr 15min which was allowing some wiggle room so perhaps I'll surprise myself after these 3 months of training.
Anyway head on over to The Log and have a swatch at the lovely graph produced by Nike+ and then if you'd like to encourage me a bit head over to CharityGiving and shed some of your own pounds!
With less than 3 months until the starting pistol, tomorrow marks the official beginning of my training programme. With Lisa and Sean off on a much needed tour of rest, I'll be on my own for two weeks and can't let myself fall into a couch/chocolate relapse.
So in an effort to avoid a messy cocoa related disaster, I'll be strapping on the Nike+iPod and hitting the streets. If anyone has any tips on motivation or whatever don't hesitate to send them my way because so far I've been doing an Annie when it comes to starting training: it's only a day away.
This time it's going to be different. In twelve hours I'll be turning off my alarm and lacing up my trainers... hopefully. So wish me luck guys and I'll let you know how it goes! In the meantime your support would be greatly appreciated over on our CharityGiving page!
So this is it. TeamJP3 has signed up for the Great Scottish Run 10k and training has officially begun! Well I say "training" but really I've only been out running 4 times in total so far!
To be fair I am pretty bogged down in exams so I don't have very much time on my hands anyway. As soon as they're over the Nike+ will be getting kicked into gear and some proper pavement pounding can start.
The CharitiyGiving site is up and running just waiting for some lovely donors to stumble across it and take away some of the space, so head on over if you get a chance. In fact do it now, I'll wait until you get back.
...Done? Not yet. Okay, take your time. I'm just sitting about anyway.
...Ready? Good. I'm sure a thanks is in order. So as I was saying, I've not really started training proper as of yet so there's not much to say here, but rest assured there is much to come! About three and a half months til the race so keep your eyes peeled for progress updates and exciting opportunities!
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.