I am doing the Race for Life twice this year - in Chesterfield on 16th June and in Huddersfield on 7th July. Every year I promise myself I'll run and every year I don't bother to train and end up mainly walking it. Running is not a natural activity for me.
This year will be different. It is unlikely that I will be ready to run the Chesterfield one but I'm going to have a good try for Huddersfield. This is partly to save face as I am 'team leader ' for a group of 23 colleagues, friends and family and have told everyone I will be running.
I bought some new running shoes last week and tried them out this morning. I walked / slow jogged 1.97 miles in 35.02 minutes which is a speed of 17.49 minutes per mile, using 235 calories. Not all that impressive for people who run, but very impressive for me!!!!!!
I'm going to do this route at least every other day and try to improve on my plan. I'll increase the length to 3 miles when I get better. Each time I'll record my results on this thread.
I hope some of you will join me. Just copy and paste the record and add your own entry. You don't have to put in as much detail (I use runkeeper on my phone.) Just put in what you want to record:
LYNNE Day 1: Distance 1.97 miles in 35.02 minutes. Average speed 17.49 minutes per mile. Calories 235.