Thursday, 23 September 2010

I Can Run Like The Wind!

Lol, well, maybe not, but it felt like it for a few seconds!
I had my second session with the PT at lunchtime and OH MY GOSH! He joked the other day when I saw him that last week was just a warm-up. Today he seriously kicked my butt, he worked out a new programme for me in which I barely had time to rest before moving onto the next exercise. When it came to the treadmill he asked me about my running and I said that I can run for up to 50mins or so now, but slowly at 8kph with a 0.5% incline. Shorter runs I can do faster, 5k at up to 8.5kph and I've done 2.4k at 9kph with a 1.0% incline a few times. I told him the fastest I'd gone was 10kph for a minute or so one day. I can't remember today's drill exactly because I had my mind on not falling flat on my face off the back of the treadmill, but he had me doing 5 x 1min interval runs with a 1min walk in between all at a 2% incline, the first run being at 9.5kph, 10kph for the next, 10.5kph for the third and then 11kph for the last two, and I did it!!! I really couldn't believe I'd done it, I felt like I used to when I first started running and was increasing the time I could run for, like I was so strong and invincible and shocked at just what I could achieve.
So even though the scale is being really stubborn right now, I'm happy to have had a much needed NSV today which proves how my fitness is improving and shows me what I can do if I push myself a bit harder. Let's just hope the scale realises I mean business quickly and follows suit with those last 12lbs.

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