Week 1
The first week of 2010 is over! To meet my goal of running 1000km (621.4mi) this calendar year, I need to average just over 19km (12mi) a week. I’m happy to report that I’m right on schedule. I ran four times this week for a combined total of 22.1km (13.7mi). I’ve also planned out my training schedule for the 2010 Sydney Half-Marathon. I’ll be using Jeff Galloway’s plan for a 2:20 finish from Galloway’s Book on Running. It doesn’t really start in earnest til February, so I’m still base-building at the moment. I’m aiming to do three of my runs each week at less than 145bpm, and I’ll allow myself to push up to 160bpm on one of them. (Interesting sidenote: I found it much easier to stay within the easy zone this morning since I’d skipped my usual coffee. Might have to make that a habit.)

Jan 1: 5.23km
Jan 2: 5.12km
Jan 5: 5.81km
Jan 7: 5.95km
Total: 22.1km (13.7mi)