Running update September

Here is the 1st update of my attempt to create a running habit.

Easy ? So-so ? Hard ?

It wasn’t easy for sure, but neither was it hard :) So I will go with “so-so” to describe this month
The most frustrating part was my speed. After a week with good progress & nice speed, I just became slower, much slower… I don’t really understand why. And in the last week, I did my 2 fastest run

  • the Good : I have managed to keep running at least 4 times a week
  • the Bad : My average pace went down badly for a week and some days it’s really hard. Maybe I need more warm-up before starting to run

Other sports

  • Biking : I enjoyed a “Car Free Sunday” to ride all over the city, it was enjoyable (16km / 10 miles). I brought my daughter to daycare a couple of times (it takes nearly the same time as by car, and no parking issue :)). In total, I did 2h40 of biking
  • Swimming : I started swimming a bit during lunch break when I’m working from home. In total just 1 hour

Results of the month

running stats
September running km


  • Running : I will try to continue running at least 4 times a week
    • Record : below 5 min/km – 8 min/mile
    • Weeks : 5:40 min/km – 9 min/mile
    • Month : below 6 min/km – 9.5 min/mile
  • Biking : 6 hours of biking
  • Swimming : 3h swimming (ideally as 4 times 45 min)


25 euros for 10 swim pass and a swim hat

Lessons learnt

Doing sport can be very cheap :)
I found a good way to motivate myself by asking the question “Am I lying to myself ?” (whenever I got in the mood of making excuses not to go outside) And knowing that I will have to write an update on my progress is also a very strong motivator…

Are you managing to stay in sport mood ? How do you motivate yourself when the weather is awful or you are tired ?

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