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I’ve Ran Over One Million Metres!

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Wednesday, 18th May, 2016

 

I Have Now Ran Over 1,000,000 Metres!

Over 1,000,000 Metres Ran! 😀

I am quite proud of myself, and it’s been a hell of a journey. Last month I passed 1,000KM on the Nike Running App, meaning I have clocked up more than 1,000,000 metres! That is a massive amount for me, considering I am really bad at running, as I’ve said many times I can run neither far nor fast 😛

I actually started power walking and then running almost 10 years ago (WOW That’s gone over so fast!!). I actually only got the Nike App 3 or 4 years ago, so it only has data on from then which is a shame. Running has became something which I forced myself to do at least a few times in the summer, to something I want to do, and even enjoy when we have good weather. I don’t run far, for most of my time my usual route was around 2.5km, which was plenty for me, I am not training for the Olympics, it was always the case of doing it so I would be actually getting out and doing something. For the past 2 or 3 years I have a new route which is around 4.5km which is plenty far enough for me.

It started out where I’d run 2 – 4 times a week on the days which I could find time and it wasn’t raining; Usually Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. In the summers I did a bit more, and last summer I decided that I would make the time to go out every weekday, so I run everyday, Monday to Friday, and can usually clock up more than 70km a month which I am really happy with.

I think the app has really helped, it gives you something to aim for and keeps you on track. To keep myself motivated in the early days of using the app I would try and beat my old times of running a KM and a mile. That went on for several months, and every now and then I would try a new route or go a bit further, and run for a bit longer.

Lately I have started to mix things up, I am now doing high intensity interval running, which is brutal! I run flat out as fast as I can for 30-60 seconds, then slow down, and then start again. I don’t need to break records of running fast or keeping an eye on my time anymore, so I have started this as a new challenge. You can check out my last challenge which was how fast can you run a mile, I am still yet to beat my personal best.

I am looking forward to the Summer so I can get out there everyday and run some more 🙂


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