Below are my times and distances for my training for the Great North Run. To start, I couldn’t manage much at all, but seem to be improving with each run. I’m impressed with how quickly you can improve distance and length of runs.
All my stats below are take from a free app on my iPhone called Sports Tracker. It’s available on Android too, I believe. It keeps track of your times, distance and speed, plus puts all the data onto a map and a graph for you to study afterwards. Handy for keeping track of friends progress too. Feel free to add me: Marc Hemingway
See it here: http://www.sports-tracker.com/
DATE DISTANCE TIME AVERAGE MILE
01/06/12 1.13miles 00:12:30 00:11:03
First run, mixture of running + walking. (Probably about 50/50)
13/06/12 1.14miles 00:11:24 00:10:02
Ran further before having to walk this time, did half a mile before walking for a bit, then ran again.
15/06/12 1.13miles 00:10:37 00:09:26
1st run with Ironman Tony, ran all the way to the halfway point, and all the way back. Only stopped at the crossing.
19/06/12 1.18miles 00:12:28 00:10:32
Tried a different route, but got a stitch halfway round. Walked it off, then ran the rest.
20/06/12 1.12miles 00:11:19 00:10:06
Pretty much confident with this distance now, so on the next run I’m going to go further.
22/06/12 1.69miles 00:17:01 00:10:04
First run with my ‘proper’ running shoes. Ran almost 50% further, but still kept the same pace so VERY pleased with myself!
27/06/12 1.86miles 00:18:17 00:09:49
Working long hours this week as we’re opening a new store in Salford, so been too tired to get out running. Poor excuse! Went out for a longer circuit with Ironman Tony and ran the whole way, plus did it with my 2nd best average pace. Maybe five days off running is the key?!
01/07/12 2.1miles 00:25:37 00:12:12
Second attempt at running home from work, which is all uphill. See blog entry ‘Run Home From Work Nightmare’ for details!
02/07/12 2.2miles 00:21:25 00:09:49
Furthest distance yet, again running with Ironman Tony. Also, keeping the same pace as our last run so that’s good! Felt this one, aching legs felt like they were on fire!
07/07/12 2.0miles 00:18:08 00:09:06
Went a different route, all flat there and back. Listened to ‘Hey Stoopid’ by Alice Cooper. My quickest average mile by quite a bit, so very happy about that. Also, legs didn’t hurt too much afterwards so hopefully building up my muscles.
09/07/12 2.7miles 00:24:46 00:09:08
Furthest run yet, training with an Ironman seems to help! Absolutely worn out by the time I got through the door, but ran all the way so pleased with how it went.
10/07/12 1.36miles 00:09:58 00:07:20
Quickest average mile yet, but even better than that, I hit the mile marker in 6 minutes 41 seconds!! My legs are feeling it now!
11/07/12 2.14miles 00:20:29 00:09:33
I’d marked off a three mile route, but had to walk the last mile so stopped Sports Tracker when I stopped running. Bit disappointing, but it’s only 10 days ago that I ran this distance for the first time ever.
14/07/12 3.0miles 00:28:19 00:09:26
Determined to do a 3 mile run today, no matter what. Planned it out on taketothestreets.org and managed it in under 30mins. If I could keep that pace for twice as long, I’d have the 10k done in under an hour!
22/07/12 6.48miles 01:09:19 00:10:42
Great North 10k. These stats are from Sports Tracker, so slightly differs to official ones.
27/07/12 1.7miles 00:15:50 00:09:30
First run since the Great North 10k and it killed me. Unhealthy week with no training, just myself to blame.
29/07/12 1.8miles 00:18:00 00:10:00
Not as quick as the run before, but felt a lot better at doing it!
04/08/12 3.0miles 00:27:58 00:09:20
Matched my furthest non-stop distance, and did it slightly quicker too. (23 seconds, but still quicker!)
Hmmmm…. I seem to have stopped updating this page! Did the Birchwood 10k and Great Yorkshire Run 10k in the past few weeks. I don’t know if it’s needed to keep updating this one, at least it shows my start to 5k! I’m all confused now!