I must have temporarily lost the plot, because I appear to have signed up for a marathon…

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Matter of heart

Last night’s gym efforts…

Distance covered (including warm up and cool down) :
5.06km (3.1 miles)

Time taken: 42 minutes
Average speed: 7.4 km an hour (4.5 mph)
Calories burned: 326

So last night I went to the gym. On a friday night.
I was really proud of myself for making the effort before going out with friends, and I loved the fact that I was pretty much the only person there. However, I feel like I’ve already hit a wall at the 5km mark, and when you consider than the marathon is approx 40km, I still have a very long way to go.

At one point my heart rate reached 200. I didn’t feel particularly bad, just like I needed to walk for a second.

According to this chart, this is a dangerous level.

Perhaps I need to try some alternative methods to increasing stamina rather than just pushing myself harder.


Gettin’ that Friday feeling!

So, I haven’t actually done any running since signing up for the deathrace Marathon this week.

Tonight, Friday night, I’m going to the gym.
Treadmill here I come! The goal is to run as far as possible at a steady pace to see where I’m really startin’ from (I can probably guess though. It’s somewhere around the Bottom mark).

In terms of training, I am going to try and stick to the 6 month schedule, which, my by calculations, will begin the first week in April.
My goal will therefore be to get my stamina up this month to ‘Beginner Level’ which is apparently running 3-4 miles comfortably.

I’ll be doing spinning class next week and getting my ass back to the gym at least 3 times a week like I used to.


Crikey, I feel knackered already just talking about it. I think I’d better have a sit down and a brew…