See where she runs

I use MapmyWalk to keep track of the distances I run and to plot courses. There’s also a MapmyRun version but they do exactly the same things. You can map your runs, keep a training log and announce your runs to the world through a Facebook app.

The biggest problem I have at the moment is that the area where we live is bordered by roads with heavy traffic or raw bushland so I’m limited in where I can run.

Just like swimming where I constantly forget how many laps I’ve done, when I’m running, I can never remember what interval I’m up to and so I head for home thinking I’m done and then suddenly there’s another interval to do and I’m desperately looking for roads. Sometimes I run around in circles for the last 1km or so…lol.

This was week 4 Day 2 and 8km:

And this was Week 5 Day 3 where I did a crazy 9.5km with just 7 minutes more running time:

Now that it’s starting to get hotter I’m running in the late evening. It is much, much more pleasant running when the sun is not baking you from overhead. As my runs get longer and the temperature gets higher, I guess I’m going to have to have a serious think about taking water with me when I run.

I’m a little bit apprehensive about running in the twilight or dark though. I keep thinking I’m going to be dragged into bushland by some passing Nigerian (I don’t mean to be racist, but they look very intimidating and are the majority of the people I pass on the streets) or at least have my ipod stolen by some local thugs. We don’t live in a ‘bad’ area per se, but I do feel more comfortable running around the glitzy suburbs near my office.

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