After 2 months of cycling, and a long hiatus due to the purchase of a scooter as a means of transport to work, I'm finally getting back into running again. It's a slow and painful process especially when my stamina is not quite up to where it should have been. Dragging myself out of the house to run is tough, but when I'm finally out of the house and starting to run, somehow, I'm enjoying the fresh air that I used to breathe. Not as fresh as it would be if I were to be a McRitchie instead.
One week from now will be the first event of the year, and probably the only event for 2012 - The Nike Run. 10km race is supposed to be easy to complete, but yet I find myself struggling to run comfortably at a pace of around 6:30min/km. So I'm going to adopt Galloway's method of Run/Walk/Run, with intervals of 4min Run: 1 min Walk.
I ran with Barley last week at East Coast Park, and she's pretty frustrated with me that she has to walk run walk run.... instead of running all the way. Well, take a rest, and one will move further. We managed to do 5km eventually. Quite a feat. Haha...
Let's hope that our pace will improve tonight and tomorrow. Barley bought a Sony MP3 Walkman NWZ-W262 so that she can listen to music while running. I'm quite sure it will boost her momentum. As for me, I'm used to running without music, but maybe some music wouldn't hurt, especially if it's going to be 10km or more? The next item would be a Garmin Forerunner FR10 for her.