Sunday, 8 April 2012

And it begins...

Today was the first day of our training for the 10k in June.  Nicky and I can run 10k.  We've done a half marathon!! That still gives me a thrill. We've done a HALF MARATHON!!!

Halfway through our training for that, we started to get excited about the possibility of running the 10ks in June in a respectable time.  We have both raced that 10k.  And it was the first time for both of us.  Took me 1 hour 9.  Took Nicky 1 hour 7.  Let's do it under an hour.

So we googled and googled and googled until we found the perfect training schedule.  Perfect for us because it speaks our running language.  Training days are measured in time on your feet.
Not distance.

Fo me, running is mostly a mind sport.  You already know this because you've had the internal battle every time you've forced yourself out the door.  And because it's a mind sport ... there's something more comfortable about looking ahead to a 30 minute run rather than staring at "run 6ks".  Even though we have both run a half marathon, for some reason we still see ourselves as 4k runners.  I wonder if we always will?

So ... let the training begin.

It felt good to be out there this morning.  Running.

"If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." - John Bingham