It’s taken 243.4k over 17 hours, 54 mins and 49 seconds to get there, but I’ve finally made it.
It’s not the main goal, but a small hurdle along the way.
Over the past few years, I’ve had a little challenge to run 1000km in a year. Not much really when you calculate it out over 365 days.
It’s about 2.7km a day. Easy? Well, life gets in the way of running every day. So does beer.
So you miss a day. Then you miss a week. And before you know it, it’s December and you’ve only got 450km on the clock.
I like competing against myself, so I have a bunny (I call it the Pacing Bunny) which runs that 2.7km every day. Then you’ve got a measurement on how far ahead/behind you are.
I was beating the bunny in January. But I knew I’d fall behind in Feb because I went overseas for three weeks.
March I did okay and made up some ground. But then I had to move house, so I fell behind again to about 88km.
But over the past few days I’ve been chasing that bunny down. I’m now only 54.4km behind the pace bunny. It’s excellent news.
So what do you mean you’ve finally made it? You’re still behind!
Yes, that is true.
But today I’ve had my best run in 2 years, 5 months and 2 days. Back on the 17th November 2012, I ran 10km in 42 minutes and 15 seconds. Today, I did it in 42 minutes 20 seconds! Huzzah. It’s far, far, far from a fast time, but I’m happy with it!
I’ve always wanted to run 10km in under 40 mins. The closest I ever got was 40 minutes and 23 seconds in a race years ago. Lots of work to get there still.
But really the 10km 2015 PB today in evidence that I’m getting fitter. This is important, because 243k.4km ago I was slow. Running even 7km was hard and a slog. My first 10km run of 2015 (14th March), I ran 47:43. So knocking 5 minutes off that time shows me how far I’ve come.
Anyway, consider this the Run Run update for Feb, March and April.
I’ve got a good PB for 10km, but - like always - that bloody bunny is always too damn far in front.