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>DAY FOUR – 3.37 km (27:31min)


>This was possibly the run I least wanted to do.
It’s very cold out, pouring with rain, & shortly before I left the house Curry was ordered & beers were opened.
That & I’m working overnight tonight, and I got up at 7am this morning & won’t get to go back to bed till 7am tomorrow
But I did it, and ran quite well. Almost 2 minutes faster than the last 3.3km I ran on 1st Dec, thanks to Song 2!
I’m eating curry and yawning my head off.
I’m running again tomorrow, but only a short one.

Night Night!

>DAY THREE 1.74km (13:11 min)


>I ran much better today… I actually enjoyed my run!
Just a short one today however, but there must have been some magic on my iPod, as all the right tunes (well 3) came up;

Don’t Stop the Rock – Freestyle
Rockafeller Skank – Fat Boy Slim
Song Two – Blur

163 training days left,

estimated 10KM time 1 hour 16 minutes…

>DAY TWO – 3.39km (29:21)


>That was hard work.

I ran further than Sunday, both overall distance and the time between slowing to a walk and returning to a run.
Not much mind, the Nike+ Gizmo had me 4 second quicker per KM than Sunday, but than again that’s 13 seconds over the whole run!

Current estimated 10K finish time = 1hr 22 min!

I run again tomorrow, I’m off for a bath.

>DAY ONE – 1.86km (16 min)


>Today I ran for the first time in about 18 months. Well, 13th June 2008 to be exact. I know this because about 2 weeks before this run I bought the Nike+ gizmo to go with my iPod Nano… after this staggering run of 3.85km (32min)  it went on the shelf, and then somehow into the change jar that sits on my bookcase, and collected dust & was just generaly ignored. Untill today.

This cold & wet November lunch time I went for a run, because I couldn’t be bothered walking for 10 min to get to the gym, the one I pay £40 a month not to use.

Perhaps I was dizzy from the exhertion, or perhaps I was high on the endorphines from doing some exercise, but I have decided to take part in the BUPA Great Manchester Run on 16th May 2010. I realize that my runnging track record is not great & I may not make it through the 166 days, from now untill the race day, but I have choosen to run the event for charity.

My choice to run for charity is not as nobel as it seems, it is more to guilt myself into running, than anything else. This is not to belittle any charity or the people who work for them, it is a difficult & admirable job. And it is the prospect of failing these hardworking people that will motivate into running. Much more than my growing girth, and increasing reluctance to move from the couch.

The charity I have decided to run for is Heart Research UK. There are main 2 reasons for this…

  • “Heart disease has touched most of us in some way. It can strike anyone.  Some are born with it, others only find out when it is too late. In fact, 700 people in the UK suffer a heart attack every day – that’s one every two minutes.” (Quoted from the Heart Research UK site)
    • I work for Subway, who in mid 2009 became chain partners with Heart Research UK. I think this will give me enough opportunity to get my bosses / co-workers / regular customers to donate a few quid, and possibly badger a few (fitter) people into running with me… Plus if I tell them I’m going to do it, &  am doing for a company charity, I have less room to wiggle out of doing it. 

I run again on Tuesday, I shall attempt 3.21km, or 2 miles. If I never post again, I didn’t do it…