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After starting my sprints a week ago, this morning I decided to test my progress and I returned to my little mile route around my neighbourhood. When I first started 5 weeks ago I probably walked just over half of the route but this morning I found myself running for much longer periods. I still walked probably a third of the route in between the running but I could definitely feel the difference and I dropped 16 seconds of my personal best!

It’s a great progress that’s keeps me motivated. I’m going to back to sprints for another week and see
How I go. My current goal is to get down to 9 minutes before I up the route to 2 miles!

204- since I’ve started running the weather has not been good. i got up this morning to a glorious clear sky and it made my run so much nicer.

The Marl is a big park near my house and this morning in the dazzling sunlight i was the only one there and it was brilliant. I did a few more sprints than normal and hobbled home but it felt great!

My journey in weightloss can be highlightwd and celebrated in the fact that i now read articles about gealth and fitness. And enjoy them!
I read a really interesting one last week about using 30 second sprints to improve stamina and fitness (http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/sampleworkouts/a/30sec_sprints.htm).
As you all know I have started running recently and while I am really enjoying it, I have been looking for ways to make it more challenging rather than just extending the route.

So this morning I jogged my way to the local park (about half a mile) and then proceeded to run five 30 second sprints with intervals of about 2 minutes. This got me around the perimeter of the whole park and ended with me feeling like I had done a good work out! I’m going to try and do this 3 times a week for the next fortnight before reassessing my mile run and see how fast I can do it. Seeing improvements like this really helps keep me motivated.

194-I’m running a mile every day at the moment and I can’t wait for that to be my warm up!!

airman-trainee-athlete:

That set of push ups hurt? That 2 mile run was exhausting? Those lunges killed your legs? Imagine how strong you’ll be when all that is just a warm up for your real workout.

194-I’m running a mile every day at the moment and I can’t wait for that to be my warm up!!

airman-trainee-athlete:

That set of push ups hurt? That 2 mile run was exhausting? Those lunges killed your legs? Imagine how strong you’ll be when all that is just a warm up for your real workout.

(via fightingobesity)

One mile run around grangetown
16th June - 11 minutes 43 seconds
27th June - 10 minutes 30 seconds
11th July - 10 minutes 9 seconds
193- i have cut 1 minute 30 off my running time in a month. It’s still no Olympic qualifier but the difference this daily mile has made to my body and my mind has been extraordinary. In addition to the weightloss, the running is tightening things up and I’m seeing a real difference with shirts and jeans starting to hang off me! I’m still stopping a few times on the run, so when I can run most of the whole way around and get the time down to 9 minutes then I’m going to start a two mile route. Nice to have goals !

I was ever so tempted not to go to slimming world tonight. I had found a variety of excuses to miss last week and nearly failed me again. I started running a few weeks ago and during that first week I gained a pound. It knocked my confidence even though I had eaten well. I havent eaten totally on plan in the last fortnight and even though I have kept up with some exercise I wasnt full of hope!

I have kept up with my running and Im really starting to enjoy it. Yesterday I took a half day off work and when I got home I decided I was in the mood for a run! I had sworn never to go running in the day for fear of people seeing me but I really felt the benefits of it.

I did attend weigh in and I managed to lose 2.5lbs!! I am now 1lb away from  3stones lost in 2012. This is the most ive lost so far but for weeks it has been 2 steps forward and 1 step back but I am absolutely determined to blast through the 3 stone mark!

After reading the “Ben Does Life” blog a few weeks ago, I was inspired to start running. It hasn’t been pretty, even when I was younger and fitter I never ran, scared if the wiggling and shaking that should not occur!

So a fortnight ago I mapped out a mile circular route from my house and started on the journey. The first run too 11minutes 30 seconds but I loved it. I have been making a big effort to keep on track ever since and actually the running has helped with the work stress!

So I ran yesterday and it took 10 minutes and 35 seconds, this mornings was 10minutes 27 seconds.

I am delighted, still a while to go but I am focussing on running the whole thing without little walking patches and then I’ll look to increase the lap

168- yusuf and I went for a run this morning. Ive started back at the gym and been feeling motivated. The last few days have been difficult ask yusufs been off and “treats” aplenty have been in the flat.
Last night I was sitting in the living room with very restless legs and found myself craving some exercise.

I got Yusuf on board and at 7am this morning we went for a one mile run. Unfortunately we didnt time it and there were some walking sections, but its only the second time in my adult life I’ve ever run! I happily plod along in the gym but its a totally different ballgame one those streets!

I also prefer to exercise alone and wasnt sure about running with yusuf but actually it was good to feed off each other and push each other.

Very inspired to go again! And ill time the next one!