Jul. 5th, 2009

rmcf_walks: Rachel crosses the finish line at Moonwalk 2010 (Default)
I didn't do the 4 mile walk planned on Wednesday, due to feeling a bit rotten from dentistry. I did do nearly 2 miles fast (to get to dentist on time) and at least another 2 miles later the same evening; also on Thursday another approx 4 brisk miles (punctuated by shopping).

Then Saturday on the plan was a 5 mile walk which I did this morning. Goal time was 100 minutes and I did it in 86, and it was in the steep streets of Sheffield. http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2975247

Next week's walks: 3 miles in 54 min, 2x 3 miles in 50 mins and then 6 miles in 105 mins (all with rest days in between). My walking speed today was 17.2 min/mile, which means the first and the last of those won't be a problem but I need to speed up a little for the 2 fast 3 mile walks in the middle.

By September, I need to walk no slower than 13.5 min/mile if I'm to complete the half-marathon in 3 hours.

I have done some shopping: 2 technical tshirts and a little backpack carrier for water with drinking tube. It holds 2 litres but I went through all of that at about 3.5 miles this morning. I think I need a bigger water bag. I would like better walking shorts but the shop didn't have them in my size. I'd also like a spare sports bra, and I'm beginning to think some proper running shoes (from the specialist shop that does gait analysis) would be better than the sandals, if only to cut down on stones, but if so I should get them sooner rather than later so my feet have plenty of time to get used to them. So much for this being a cheap hobby!

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