131 Days to Go

My SmartCoach app told me that today I was to do a 3 km easy run at a pace of 7 minutes and 35 seconds per kilometer.  That’s pretty slow.  My SmartCoach told me though that it is a mistake to run faster during this run just because I can.  I decided to believe my SmartCoach!

Next I needed an app to tell me how fast and how far I had run in order to

  1. know when to stop and
  2. know if I needed to speed up or slow down.

I found RunKeeper!  It is very cool.  I could set it to tell me through my earphones every couple of minutes how far I had run, for how long and at what pace.  Easy!


I met one of my running partners (Can-do Yandeau) for the run.  It has turned to winter here so I showed up in full-length tracky dacks and a hoody.  She’s Canadian so she came in a pair of shorts and a t-shirt.

I’ve decided to log all my running with RunKeeper.com which is where you can check out my progress!

7 comments on “131 Days to Go

  1. Today when I was running I thought I heard someone clapping me with every step. Turns out it was just my thighs slapping together…

    I should be ‘tapering’ for the tough mudder on the weekend but I now discover that you can’t taper from nothing. I may well break.

    Keep up the good work,

    • I don’t know what “tapering” or “tough mudders” are but I certainly know a lot about thigh slapping. I recommend wearing shorts that go down to at least your knees. And I wish you best of luck for your weekend mudder experience – I hope you don’t break!

  2. oohhh, one more tip – nipple bandaids for the long runs!

    Anything over about 10kms if it is raining or very hot means sore nips for me!

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