Going for the LONG RUN…


I somehow got it in my head that I am ready to run a HALF marathon :-).

I have to admit up until this morning I was a bit worried. I was feeling tired and my body was screaming take it slow, which I did. I only ran 7km for the whole which is good, cos it means my legs are rested. This morning I took it quite easy, only ran for the last 1km and took it very easy. I can feel a spasm threatening in my right carve. It’s been there since I ran the Deloitte 10km and every day I run I think it is going to happen today. I am a bit worried, probably need to go for a massage. Will really have take it easy on Sunday.

My strategy for the race is going to be simple…take it easy for the first 15km. I know I can do 15km comfortably :-)..YES, I CAN 🙂 :-)!!!! So only need to focus on the next 3km to 18km. That is my goal for Sunday, to comfortably do a 18km :-((…YES, I CAN 🙂 :-)…the rest…finishing the 21km is a done deal! :-)…even if it take me 3hrs!

Duration: 40 mins
Distance: 4km
Calories: 450cal
Avg HR: 147
Max HR: 185

Quote for the day
“The challenge in running is not to aim at doing the things no one else has done, but to keep doing things anyone could do—but most never will”. Joe Henderson in The Complete Book of Running

About Moerieda Mackay

Late to running and absolutely loving it! I'm married to my soulmate, Adam and blessed with 3 beautiful children. I am a Business Transformation and Innovation Professional and holds a MSc (Eng) in Industrial Engineering. Yip, a bit of a workaholic. I became addicted to ultra running whilst searching for that elusive “work-life” balance at the age of...40! I have no sporting background and with zero athletic ability running is by far the most challenging thing I've taken on but it has put me on a path of self discovery and serious transformation both physically, mentally and spiritually...and I love it!

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