Journey to my first half marathon.

This will detail my thoughts, feelings, workouts and frustrations in getting to my first half marathon.
Won't be easy, I'm 20 kgs over weight, never been very active, and also have chronic asthma!

But this won't deter me, its part of my new lifestyle management plan.

Will keep all posted

  1. Month 3 (week1)

    by , 12-06-2010 at 12:27 AM (Journey to my first half marathon.)
    ive had a bir of a layoff of late, lazy, busy whatever .

    but today starts a new chapter, running for two minutes, walking for one. Going to be tough, im a complete newbie. only thing that keeps me goin is by next year march im going to run my first 5km marathon. Above all else, this is top priority for me. so heres too a new week
  2. Month2 -- November 2010

    by , 11-16-2010 at 08:11 AM (Journey to my first half marathon.)
    Now this is interesting
    3 times a week, I need to run and gradually increase the times i Run and decrease the times I walk.
    Not a bad plan!
    been doin it for two weeks, walk 2 mins, run 1 minute, week 1, then walk a minute run a minute, week 2.

    After week 1 I felt so confident I signed up for the 20km discovery big walk challenge.
    Yes! I walked for 20 kms, took me two and a half hours. and despite my initial fears, what if fatigue sets in, what if joints ...

    Updated 11-16-2010 at 08:16 AM by Morpheus

  3. First Month -- 30/30 rule

    by , 11-16-2010 at 08:04 AM (Journey to my first half marathon.)
    Ok so the first month was rocky! No surprises there.
    The program I followed went like this:
    walk for 15 minutes in one direction, then run for 30 seconds, walk for 30 seconds all the way back.

    This is the ultimate beginner runner's workout. it went ok for the most part, except for the week off due too bronchitis!!!. Geez can I please catch a break! Ive actually felt a difference physically after the first month,, not much tho. definitely not ready for the half marathon ...
  4. Rationale for my madness

    by , 11-16-2010 at 07:56 AM (Journey to my first half marathon.)
    Ive recently changed jobs, close to the beach. And its here that my story begins. Every evening and morning there are countless runners going about, jogging. I thought I'd join the craze, and in the process lose 20 kgs, and gain some browney points

    Soooo, Ive gotten the shoes, awesome deal at Edgars, two pairs of ascics for the price of one. The gods were calling, even got the cool T-shirt and shorts.

    And so the the rest of my life begins
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