Tuesday, April 11, 2006

11.04.06

I havent updated my blog in ages and its because I write down my times and stuff in my diary so I was just double handling. Not only that - after my run in the morning I was so tired at night I wasnt doing anything except lounging around feeling sorry for myself! So now I am getting fitter and feeling more alive of a night I will update more often! This week marks my 9th week of running!

Ok so saturday saw the first race in the West Met Road and Cross Country Winter season. I rocked up to Habberfield, and lo and behold - the NSW Racewalkers Club was at the same park!! I spent many a winter competing in that competition before I stopped walking!!!

So I sign up and the race is a 3km. Sweet.
The starter says "GO!" and everyone sprints!
In the back of my mind I have DH saying "if you come last I am waiting for you in the car" so I run hard to keep up so I dont come last!
The first km I went through in 4.45 - WHAT THE?!?! WAAAAY to fast for me and my chest is starting to burn but I keep going.
Coming back to the start to finish the 2km - Steve and the kids are there clapping and cheering! Then Luke decided he wants me and starts running after me calling "mum mum mum". When I keep on running he gets heartbroken and just stands there crying!
So I go through the 2nd km in about 5.05.
By this time I was ready to walk!! But I keep going!
The last km I come home in about 5.20 and Steve and the kids were clapping and cheering for me! They were so supportive! They made me smile when I thought I was going to collapse!! LOL!
So I finish the 3km in about 15.15. Not bad considering I run at 6min kms in training!
My calves cramped up so bad from the grass running!
Looking forward to next week! I will run smarter and not go out so hard at the start!

So I didnt do my long run on sunday because I started coming down with a cold - which thankfully has gone thanks to being sent to bed by Steve for rest!

Went for a 5k run today along the track out the back. Finished in 29.29min. Felt good - but harder than running on the road!

7 comments:

  1. Welcome to Blogging Beth. Looking forward to following your progress to your first 10km and beyond. :)

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  2. you couldn't hide from the Coolrunning bloggers for ever! Good luck with the HM training, there is less than a month to my first!

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  3. Welcome on board. Good luck with your training.

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  4. 3k in 15 minutes is awesome for how long you've been training, congrats!

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  5. Hi again Beth

    Might see you at West Met.

    BTW, your Nov comment about Betty... funny, I happen to know that brand very very well!!!

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  6. great blog - welcome - enjoyed reading it

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  7. Welcome to blogging. I have heard about this western sydney series I might look into it.

    Cheers PLu

    4:51 AM

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