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More goals to cross off 30 December, 2007

Posted by possum in Sport + Fitness.
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  • Run 3km in 18 minutes.
  • Run 5km in 30 minutes.
  • Run Bridge-to-Bridge race (6.5km) in less than 35 minutes. The race is on March 2.
  • Improve throwing strength.
  • Run a 10km race.
  • The Mondo Beyondo goal – Run a half-marathon.

I was getting tired of running on the treadmill so I ventured outdoors. I ran what I thought was the 5km cross country track the high school students use. Of course, I’d never ran it myself because girls don’t run 5km you know.

It was nice to be running outdoors, away from the stuffiness of the garage and constant watching of time spent and distance covered. Since I’ve picked up running again I have only been running 3-4km so I expected this run to test me. When I reached the finished I was tired but when I checked my watch I was surprised. 27 minutes 24 seconds. A good seven minutes faster than I expected to run.

Figuring I must have messed up the route I jumped in the car and took a drive. Turns out the distance was about 300 metres short. What a pleasant surprise. Rejuvenating too, I was starting to feel discouraged with my progress on the treadmill. I’m really looking forward to my first race since high school. My goal is to finish in less than 35 minutes, but ideally I would like to be closer to 30 minutes. I’m not sure if that’s a realistic, but I’ve got nine weeks before the race to find out.

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A very crafty Christmas to you 19 December, 2007

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A very crafty Christmas to you, originally uploaded by hossum possum.

Almost finished the Christmas crafting. Two more freezer paper stencilled tees to do and the yet to be determined father presents are to be made or acquired. Still, with almost a week to go I’m happy with my progress.

I did it, I did it! 1 December, 2007

Posted by possum in Sport + Fitness.
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  • Run 3km in 20 minutes.
  • Run 3km in 18 minutes.
  • Run 5km in 30 minutes.
  • Improve throwing strength.
  • Run a 10km race.
  • The Mondo Beyondo goal – Run a half-marathon.

19 minutes 47 seconds!  Be more excited for me than my husband.

I took a run on Wednesday and I felt like ass.  I knew during the warm up that I wasn’t going to be going any where fast.  It took me ~22 minutes to cover the 3 kilometers.  I was disheartened.

This morning I was woken up early and didn’t have high hopes for todays run.  However I started out on pace and was doing OK.  Five minutes in I was feeling great and thought I’d shit it in.  Ten minutes in and I was tiring but still feeling good.  At twelve minutes I was stuffed.  My stomach was tightening up, my legs were getting heavy.  I pushed on to fifteen minutes and took a walk for one.  I was disappointed that today was not going to be the day.

After my break I resumed the pace.  I didn’t feel very rested.  I had about 400 metres to go.  Resisting the urge to walk again I decided to go even faster.  I was doing alright for 100 metres, then I started to think I wasn’t going to be able to make it.  Less than a running track to go.  I kept going ignoring the cries from my legs, counting down the distance to go.

19 minutes 47 seconds.  Anyone would think I set an Olympic record.  Eyeroll.