10km Training Run

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Did my first 1okm run after a well deserve break this morning. It was tough, there was so many times I wanted to cut the route short, but I realised I was just making things difficult for my myself in the weeks to come. I am doing a 21km race next weekend, so why risk getting injured…needless to say, there was lots of walking this morning :-).

USMC Marathon

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The training programme over the next few weeks is going to tough. This time I am following a “first time finishers” marathon programme, hopefully designed to ensure that I get through the training and race alive on the 21 Jan 2012 alive :-). This programme is somewhat different to how I normally train so I am a bit worried that is might be a bit of a stretch for me, but I must change something if I want to achieve different results. From what I can see the programme focus on the long runs…6 weeks in a row! (and therein lies the risk of injury so I am gonna have to listen to my body). My mind is already trying to play games with me :-)…How am I gonna do this?

I have started with strength training. I must say, just after one week I already feel stronger. This just gives me that extra bit of confidence to tell me I can go faster, especially on the hills. It is so nice to run fast, I feel so good when I do that, I wish I can do it for longer! perhaps another year or so.

This week I will train 5 days. In total I will do 51km for the week, which will inlcude my half marathon race! I would like to improve my half marathon PB of 2:32 to 2:25! It is not impossible, but I have not done any 10km races so I am not sure, will have to wait and see….

Quote of the Day: “I realize that I have been blessed with health and strength to overcome not only the miles on the road, but also to overcome the hard times in life when you want to throw in the towel. When I cross the line now, it is a celebration of the fact that I didn’t quit.” Tasya Lacy, U.S. Navy Human Resources Officer

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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