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130 kilometers in July and no progress

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I ran about 130 km in July, which is more than I ever did in a month. I ran 14 times betwen around 9 km, except one long run of 20 km. I am frustrated because despite the unsually high frequency of running for me, I saw neither my speed nor my endurance get better. I am preparing for my first half marathon (less 1 km, the 20 km de Paris in october). My friends runners tell me to stop spending my time doing the same type of session and do interval running, which is what I am starting to do this month. I feel good even though there is no visible progress, needless to say I don’t touch a fucking cigarette anymore.

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  • http://winebabe.blogspot.com marsha

    Don’t be too hard on yourself – most people wouldn’t run at all in that heat !
    p.s. Bravo pour les cigarettes.

  • http://www.loiclemeur.com/france Loic

    Thanks Marsha !

  • http://cognections.typepad.com/ charlie

    dude,
    just be happy you are running and feeling good. the rest will follow. you’re still young. be glad you picked up the running bug earlier than i did.
    oh, really, we need to sit and chat running some day.
    good luck. i’m doing the hki marathon in two weeks and then will take a long break from running.
    tchau,
    charlie