Month #1

September 2017

Distance Pace Weight Average HR VO2 Max
72 km 6:15 min/km 102.7 kg 150 bpm 45 mL/kg/min

Technically, this was only a partial month of running as I started on Sep 11. Nonetheless, I do notice that my body is slowly getting used on the exercise again and that my weight is starting to trend down. Still a very long to go, but the last three weeks have been encouraging. I am happy that I started off again. Now, just stay with it and start setting some race goals. Perhaps I will do a 5K in November…

Goals for October:

  • no injuries
  • average weight around 101 kg
  • run 172 kms
  • average pace < 6:10 min/km
  • improve my easy run pace

Day #11

6km afternoon run

Last run of the month… And I made a short experiment. I forced myself to average my heart rate to no higher than 140bpm. This meant I needed to walk twice on the way back as I was not able to run so slow to hit that target. This is a really good measure of fitness (which is very low 🙁 The average pace for these 6km was 7:15min/km. I hope that over the next few months I will be able to drastically lower that pace for easy runs.

I enjoyed running in the rain today. Much less people on the trail. In sunshine it would have been packed. And as I was running so slow, I hardly felt any effort for this run. Tomorrow I want to go 12km, so it is good I went for easy one today.