At the end of last year I wrote a post about my attempt to get fitter by running regularly. I figured that now was a good time to provide an update (and get my #blogjune post for today done).
I finished the Couch to 5k program in February, and then did a few runs after that to keep up the momentum. I then started looking around for a training program that could help with preparing me for my Bridge Run attempt in September. The RunKeeper app has a range of free training programs available, one of which is a sub-60 minute 10k, and seeing that the Bridge Run is 9k, I joined the plan. It runs for 16 weeks and has 61 training sessions, and they vary in distance and include some sprints as well. I’ve completed 14 of the 61 sessions, with number 15 planned for this afternoon.
Most of my running happens in the evening when I get home from work, and over the last week or so it has started to get a bit chilly. It does make a nice change from when I was running in summer, though, as I didn’t really enjoy the humidity much.
I’m really surprised at how comfortable I’m finding the running. I was never really a long-distance runner at school and preferred the sprints of the athletics carnival to the longer distance of the cross country carnival. The Couch to 5k program was a great introduction to get me started with running regularly, and the RunKeeper plan is building on that. I can’t see myself running any marathons soon, but I think I might try and get a bit more involved in the running scene.