Running days

June 13, 2007

Nathan and I had to go over to my mom’s place. We decided to try running there. We ran most of the way there. We ran from Sherbourne and Bloor to Broadview and Danforth, walked a bit, then started running again from around Carlaw to my mom’s place (near Danforth and Jones). The total distance to my mom’s place from mine is approximately three miles.

June 15, 2007

I decided to run the 5 km route I did last year (actually a total of 5.7 km). Starting from home, I headed to Isabella and Jarvis, then ran north on Mt. Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant ends at Jarvis) to Roxborough Street East. From there it’s a long run heading west. First, it’s west to Yonge and Roxborough Street West, then west to Avenue Road, north a little to Dupont, west on Dupont to Davenport. From Dupont and Davenport it’s a run southeast. Running on Davenport towards Yonge is the intersection where Church meets Yonge. From Yonge and Church, the run continues southeast to Church and Bloor, then south on Church to Isabella and home. I ran most of the route, which is good since it’s been awhile since I ran that distance. I ran all the way up Mt. Pleasant to Roxborough Street East. I walked a little bit on Roxborough Streets East and West, and ran most of Davenport and Church streets. I ran all the way from Church and Bloor to home on Isabella street. My time for the total distance was 42 minutes 13 seconds – not bad considering I walked some of it.

After I got home, rested a little bit and had some water to drink, I headed out again. I was going to meet Nathan at Yonge and Bloor in order to do some routine shopping. I ran the half mile there. I wanted to see how fast I could run a half mile after I did the 5.7 km. If I’m to run 10 km later, I need to be able to move again after 5.7 km. 😉 My time for the half mile run was 4 minutes 33 seconds – 17 seconds slower than my best half mile. But I ran that after a 5.7 km run so it’s not so bad of a time.

It feels good to run again the past few days. I think after doing the run to my mom’s place a few days ago, I figured I could do the 5k run. Though I had to keep reminding myself to break up the route into smaller chunks. It makes it easier mentally because you feel accomplished after finishing one block of the run, then you focus on the next block, and eventually you’re done. I’m thinking I will attempt another 5k run next week. In the meantime, I will try to improve my speed again on the 1 mile and 1.5 mile runs. Tthe 10k run at the do jang for the black belts is on July 6 in the evening. Black belts who aren’t testing are encouraged to run the 10k to support the ones who are testing. The last test this past November, I was a little under the weather and couldn’t run the 10k then, so I’m looking forward to running it this time. 🙂

Cassandrah
Brigid’s Flame

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