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30 by 30 Progress Report

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I first committed to my 30 by 30 in June, but my start date wasn’t official until July. This month I started recording some walks in preparation for my commencement the following month. 

1 June

  • Afternoon walk
  • distance: 1.6km,
  • time: 20 minutes

15 June

  • Walk with hub and bub
  • 3.6km,
  • 27 min

At the end of June I did my first Park Run. Whilst insightful, it was challenging as I paced myself on others. Lesson Learnt: Run your own race.

28 June

  • Park Run 1 – 30by30
  • 5.2km
  • 34:55 mins
  • 63m elevation

30by30...Me before a run

30 by 30 OFFICIALLY STARTS: You will see runs with a very low pace approx 7min/kms.

5 July

  • Morning Run (really slowed down my pace after Park Run)
  • 6.9km
  • 48:32min
  • 7:03/km pace

12 July

  • Morning run
  • 6.8km
  • 45:16 mins

15 July

  • 3.5km
  • 24:10 mins

20 July

  • Afternoon run (felt good and strong on this run)
  • 6.6km
  • 41:50
  • 6:22/km pace

 photo 3 (1)Views from my runs – Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra

FIRST 10KM MILESTONE: Occurred towards end of July. Slow and steady.

26 July

  • 10.6km
  • 1:10:30 (1 hour, ten mins)
  • 47m elevation
  • 6:39/km pace
photo 3

stairs in my run

SECOND MILESTONE  -13km: Really slowed down my pace here

3 August

  • 30 by 30 Smash
  • 12.9km
  • 1:31:32
  • 7:06/km pace

 

THIRD MIILESTONE – 14.5km.

Hubby is away so training now decreases. But managed to do another long run by end of August, thanks to a babysitter.

9 August

  • Morning Run
  • 14:5km
  • 1:42:23
  • 32 m elevation
  • 7:02/km pace

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FOURTH MILESTONE – 17:6km: Whilst I achieved a milestone of running so far, I was running for ages as my pace was so slow. On this run I had no nutrition and only used water foundations sporadically. I just ran until I couldn’t run anymore. It was a silly decision to be honest. My elbows and shoulders were sore from slouching (tiredness). I was shattered the rest of the day. Lesson Learnt: Don’t get ahead of yourself. Plan hydration and nutrition.

23 August

  • Morning Run
  • 17:6km
  • 2:07:42
  • 7:17/km pace (so slow)

13 September

  • Morning Run
  • 6.8km
  • 44mins

14 September

  • Afternoon Run with Hubby
  • 5.7km (good fast pace)
  • 35 minutes
  • 6:17/km pace

always cut toe nails

must always cut toenails before a run

You will see me starting to loose motivation now. I felt slow and didn’t have a strong mind.

27 September

  • Lunch run
  • 4.3km
  • 30:14

29 September

  • Lunch run
  • 5.7km
  • 36:38

2 October

  • Morning run
  • 6.9km
  • 38.30

photo 2 (2)

 struggle street

…really struggling mentally now

5 October

  • Morning Run
  • 2.3km
  • 15:23

8 October

  • 8.3km
  • 54.29

12 October

  • 4.5km
  • 29:23 mins

21 October

  • 7.1km
  • 46:23

2 November

  • Blue tongue lizard run
  • 7.3km
  • 46:43


photo 4

 A run with a view

Still really struggling mentally. Plus had a thesis due, so priorities changed this month. October and November were not good running months for me. My aim was to run sub 6:30/km splits.

10 November

  • 3.5km
  • 23:55

27 November

  • 5km
  • 32:08
  • 6:28/km pace

28 November

  • Beach run
  • 5.3km
  • 43:59
  • 6:35/km pace

30 November

  • Afternoon run (feeling good)
  • 6:2km
  • 39:30
  • 6:20/km run

 

photo 5I have the world at my fingertips – view from my runs

This is where things changed for me. I read a motivational book. Asked hubby for help with training. I needed motivation. I needed a faster pace. We found a local 5km route. All but one of the 5km runs from this time until Jan are the same route. My new short term goal was to achieve 5km under 30 minutes.

2 December

  • Man it hurts run
  • 5km
  • 33:10

7 December

  • Sunday run with hubby
  • 10:8km
  • 1:11:21

13 December

  • Pick up car run
  • 8:1km
  • 53:26
  • struggled quite a lot on this run.

15 December

  • Cracker run
  • 5km
  • 30:56 mins (so close)
  • 6:14/km pace

18 December

  • Rubbish internal run (red lined some of my intervals – oops)
  • 5km
  • 31:30km

20 December

  • Smashed lake run
  • 12:7km
  • 1:21:22
  • 6:25/km pace

22 December

  • 30by30sprint run
  • 5km
  • 30:10 (so close)
  • 6:08/km pace

25 December

  • Christmas Day run with hub and bub (cracker of a pace)
  • 4km
  • 23:36mins
  • 5:51/km pace

photo 4 (1)

Beautiful view on my run – LBG

PERSONAL BEST LONG DISTANCE MILESTONE – 17KM RUN: Knocked thirty minutes off my longest distance time. Thanks to 5km sprint work hubby had me doing.

28 December

  • Lake run
  • 16:7km
  • 1:49mins
  • 6:31/km pace

 PERSONAL BEST MONTHLY RUN – 5o+kms in December

2 January 2015

  • Morning Run at the TAN (Melb) first run of the new year!
  • 3.1km (I actually ran 5km but my phone died)
  • 18:10 mins (cracker of a pace)

6 January

  • A baby elephant interpretation
  • 1.9km
  • 14:22 mins

 

PERSONAL BEST SPRINT MILESTONE: Ran 5km sub 30 minutes. In fact, smashed 30 minutes by 1.5 mins.

7 Jan

  • 5KM SMASH
  • 5km
  • 28mins
  • 5:44/km pace

9 Jan

  • 13km
  • 1:30:10 mins
  • struggle run with no music. phone died

Wish me luck for my next 6 months as my runs get longer and longer.

Lauren x

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Lauren Jackman is the author of Canberra Mummy. A self-confessed perfectionist, Lauren writes about the truth about pregnancy and parenting for perfectionist mummies. Lauren is a mum, wife, author, runner and a not a bad cook