My training for Belfast this year is not going well this year. I have had more runs than this time last year but I really need to be upping my distances as the furthest I have ran so far has been 10K. I have enough time to kick on but really need to start doing it this week. I don’t want to say the birth of my first child Noah has got in the way. The words free time do not go together now :( I love spending time with him, working two jobs, looking after Noah, two big dogs, a house and not to mention my wife. I ran the Castlewellan 10k in 0:54:31 which was a good time for me, just 2 minutes of a PB.
I am doing The Spar 10K Craic on St Patrick’s Day which will help spur me on. I am aiming to do more races this year before the marathon to help me reach my goal of a 4 hour marathon time. If I do all these and then get a few 18 mile runs in I’ll be happy
The plan is:
- Craic 10k – 3.15 St Patricks Day
- Queens 5K – 25.3.15
- Titanic 10K – 12.4.15
- Castleward Half Marathon – 18.4.15
- Belfast Marathon – 4.5.14 May Day
Roll on Belfast…..
Although if I get a good time will I start to think about Dublin and my terrible time last year…….
Day 30 – Your journey over the last 30 days
I’ve had a mixed journey, some weeks I’ve been good and walked the dogs most days and ran 1 or 2 times a week and others I’ve only walked the dogs once or twice .
Hopefully I can just keep trying and get into a regular routine of walking the dogs most days, run once a week and I’ve semi-retired from hockey.
Day 29 – Thoughts on the Fitblr community
It’s great full of motivation and great advice
Day 28 – Favourite stretch
My favourite stretch would be the Quadriceps Stretch. As you know running is my main form of exercise, so I use this one a lot.
Day 27 – Favourite YouTube fitness video
I don’t have 1 I’ve never been 1 to watch YouTube
Day 26 – 5 things that you love about yourself
1 – I love how laid back I am. Very rarely do I get stressed out
2- I love how I’m a good guy
3 – I love how I’m still friends with people from all parts of my past
4 – I love how great a family I have
5 – I love how I don’t let money bother me, it’s just money. At the end of the day you can’t take it with you
Day 25 Favourite form of cardio
My favourite form of cardio is running. I love going out for a run and just forgetting everything. Its a good way to think things through and just get my head showered. I love using runkeeper to track my runs as this means i don’t even need to think how long or how far I run.