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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
    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
    1689 days ago
    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!
    1690 days ago
    You can map your route on sparkpeople too!
    1690 days ago
  • STEPHANIE302013
    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.
    1690 days ago
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