Monday, November 16, 2009


I've now done my 60 minute easy paced jog about 3 times and it is getting easier each time. As I hit the pavement (not literally) I tune into my iPod and slip easily into my "zone". The pace is easy yet today my HRM told me that I had only spent between 1 and 2 minutes in my training zone. The rest of the time my pulse was higher and I burned a whopping 670 calories. It didnt feel that hard, honestly. I think my pulse may have been up due to the heat.

If you'd have said to me a year ago that I would again willingly run for anything more than 30 minutes I would have told you "no bloody way". Doing the City to Bay (12kms) was a huge achievement for me but after completing it I had no desire to repeat it or anything even remotely similar. Yet now I find myself itching to know what distance I cover in 60 minutes (I'm all over the side streets and through the carpark of my local shopping centre) and there is a little voice in my head whispering "enter another event and see how you go".

Hmmm something to ponder during those long zenlike sessions.

:-) Magda


Kerry W said...

Hey Magda

Why not follow the feeling and see where it takes you?

Hilary said...

Wow I would love to be able to jog for more than 30 minutes, I think there is something of a mental barrier that stops us - and once you start to believe that you can, it becomes possible! Awesome work on getting in the zone!

Hilary xx

Magda said...

I probabaly will Kerry.

AAAAARGH Hilary no long jogs for you (mummy) but after tic tac is born I say go for it. I'm still a cr*p runner but I love how it makes me feel knowing I did something that I previously couldnt do.