Run Journal # 9 - April 30, 2018

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Latest Run (Week 3, Day 1)

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you're all with boundless energy to start the week! (Won't blame you if you're having a bit of Monday blues though...)

So I've started the week with a run today, and I'm so glad I did! Truthfully however, there was a little bit of struggle today as I was feeling out of breath on more than a few stretches. But I did complete the run in the end and that's what counts. Frankly, I always get a nice feeling after a run, knowing that you've accomplished something today that you wouldn't have if you've been lazy.

So for those who haven't started any form of activity yet, I encourage you all to start your very own fitness revolution. Don't put it off another day. Start today! It doesn't have to be something spectacular either. Just try to make sure you are more active today than you were yesterday. That in itself would already be an encouragement!

Here's a snapshot of the timings of today's run:

Interval5-Minute Jog (min/mi)4-Minute Walk (min/mi)

Frankly, I myself didn't feel anything spectacular about my run today. It was obviously not as good as the previous run. At the back of my mind, there's this worry that I hope I haven't reach a plateau yet, since I've only been running for 2 weeks. I would like to think there's still lots of room for improvement. However, the numbers today would show that it was a tad slower than the previous run.

Also, at the same time though, I don't want to get myself constantly out of breath by running faster either. I want to be in this for the long haul, and so I do not want to pressure my need to progress on every run.

Here's the historical performance of my runs so far. Today was the third fastest pace of the run. As I mentioned, not the most satisfying of runs, but perhaps not too bad either.

Week 3

Training Program

  • Day 1: 4 sets of 5-minute jogs, followed by 3 sets of 4-minute jogs (Total 42 mins, incl. warmup and cooldown)

(Disclaimer: This is not based on any expert recommended training plan.)

WeekDayDateDistance (mi)Duration (min)Pace (min/mi)Calories (cal)

Week 2

Training Program

  • Day 3 onwards: 4 sets of 5-minute jogs, followed by 3 sets of 4-minute jogs (Total 42 mins, incl. warmup and cooldown)
  • Up till Day 2: 3 sets of 5-minute jogs, followed by 3 sets of 5-minute walks (Total 40 mins, incl. warmup and cooldown)

(Disclaimer: This is not based on any expert recommended training plan.)

WeekDayDateDistance (mi)Duration (min)Pace (min/mi)Calories (cal)
274/29No run
14/23No run

* Incomplete stats. Ran out of battery

Week 1

Training Program: 3 sets of 5-minute walks, followed by 5-minute slow jogs.

(Disclaimer: I am not following any expert recommended training plan here. I just want to gauge my tolerance level and get into the groove of this lifestyle again.)

WeekDayDateDistance (mi)Duration (min)Pace (min/mi)Calories (cal)
174/22No run
64/21No run
34/18No run

Running Journal Overview: This is a run series journal that I aim to update regularly. My objective for posting is to give myself a check and hopefully implant the discipline of being consistent with my fitness plan into my system. I invite everyone who comes across this journal to also adopt a healthier lifestyle and be more active and fit. Your fitness goals may not be the same as mine, but let's try to achieve our goals together.

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Great going! Keep it up!

Train systematically, you will build endurance and in time you will be able to run longer, I keep my fingers crossed, good luck


Thanks so much for the encouragement @browery! Had another run today and it felt better.

so, today was a dry day.
no rain?
but we had rain from the beginning of the day.


Hi @ahikstd, no rain in my area. Have been good days for runs actually, other than the isolated incident. Keep yourself dry over there.

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But in order to make dreams come into reality,
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self-discipline, and effort.
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