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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I have been running for about 2 years now. I built up slowly from being able to only run about 30 minutes, to now being able to go more like 45 minutes with some intervals (big stairs, a lot of stairs, really a lot.. and hills) but I feel like somehow I could really push myself to do much more at it.

Firstly I have no idea how fast I'm going. I know my summer route seemed to take less time than it used to today. I don't even know how far I'm going let alone how fast! Maybe I need some kind of gps tracker thing. I did take a quick look on amazon but the Garmin ones were over $100. I haven't got that kind of money to spare right now.

Also, I found my run this morning a bit hard. I wonder if it's because I've been eating less carbs the last few days. I did have my muesli this morning before I left. Or maybe I overtrained yesterday. Anyway, I would like to be able to run further. I don't know why.. I guess I need a goal, something exact to work towards. I will ponder this. I know where I want to be weight wise, but not fitness wise. I just keep going through the motions.
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RUDITUDI2000 7/31/2013 12:25PM

    I bought my garmin 3 years ago and have never regretted it. I is very motivating. Maybe put a little aside each week until you have enough. I don't have a smartphone but if you do that is very helpful too! You ARE making progress! If you look online you could find a plan for how to train for a 1/2 marathon and that might be fun. Just enjoy! emoticon

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NSMANN 7/30/2013 8:01PM

    Map it with your car and start timing your runs. Add a few minutes each week. Check out the running teams here on spark people for more advice. Happy trails!

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MYKIDSRSWEET 7/30/2013 3:42PM

    You can map your route on sparkpeople too!

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STEPHANIE302013 7/30/2013 3:14PM

    If you have a smartphone - try an app called Map My Run - you leave it running while you run and it will (as the title says) map your run - it'll give you your route, speed and distance! You can also go to their website and pre/post map a route if you don't have the app open while you run.

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