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1st real 10km training session

July 31st, 2011

Session 1 of 24 holy crap that was hard, but my 1st full 10km ever and under the 60 min mark so happy days.

Session 1: 55 minute workout micoach data

Session 1: 55 minute workout micoach data

And directly afterwards my reaction

First running assessment before training for 10km race

July 30th, 2011

I’ve been running this past year or so without a specific goal in mind and so I spotted this Kilkenny Half Marathon / 10km for Sept 18 2011 and I thought what the hell I’ll go for it.

Signed up during the week and then I though how exactly do I train for a 10km run? What time should I aim for? Should I just look to finish the damn thing!

I have used Smartrunner for a good while now, it’s good for recording runs but it hasn’t got a training scheme built into it. In looking for another phone app I found micoach from Adidas and at first glance it seems to be what I’m looking for so I’m giving it a try.

It has helped me set out an 8 week 24 session training plan to tackle the 10km which I must admit I’ve never done before so let’s see what happens

Today was assessment day and here’s what happened

micoach first assessment of running

micoach first assessment of running

And a recording of my impression of the assessment

Mia and Kate cooking up some apple & jam tarts

July 24th, 2011
Mia and Kate cooking up some apple & jam tarts by miguelpdl
Mia and Kate cooking up some apple & jam tarts, a photo by miguelpdl on Flickr.

the girls are all excited making apple and jam tarts with their Mammy

Little PdL ducks out shopping

July 10th, 2011
Little PdL ducks out shopping by miguelpdl
Little PdL ducks out shopping, a photo by miguelpdl on Flickr.

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