Probably year and a half....maybe even two years. With my running, that is.
It makes me cringe.
I have a new running schedule that is going to help me with my intensity though. I'm pretty good at logging miles. Not the speed part though. I keep going on and on and on about wanting to achieve a sub-2 hour half marathon. But what do I actually do to work towards that? Not much. A half hearted attempt that ended in blah last year.
Here's last years stats from the same race I'll run this year:
1:08:34 (at the split) 2:13:09 (finish) 10:10 (pace)
I generally average a 2:12. So I need to cut 12-15 minutes off. That is a minute a mile. Which is actually a lot of work for 13 miles in a row.
|This is from two years ago|
I am doing really good following the running schedule. This is the 2nd week and no skipped or shorted runs. Small cheer.
So to simplify, the challenge is to eat 2 fruits and/or vegetables at every meal AND snack. Any time I eat. One rule: No fried veggies/fruit. Sorry fried okra...you are delicious, but don't count towards one of the two.
Feel free to call me out on this one, to see that I am doing it.
A little something I found that has been making its rounds on the interwebs.
It's a quick, no stress, no mess 7-minute break into exercising. So if you want to get started with something, this is it. Easy-peasy, only need a chair and yourself.
Perform each exercise for 30 seconds, with a 10 second break in between each. Repeat once a day.
I did this in the mornings after my walk to add a little revving up to the day.
|Got the picture from LifeHacks|
Also, nifty website that does all the timing for you. You just follow along.