After months of training, I finally did it!
Last January, I was able to run a slow but steady 7K on the treadmill when I decided to switch to outdoor running. I thought the change would be easily made and that I would keep progressing toward my goal… How wrong I was!
Outdoor running is a completely different universe. You have to deal with the changes in the weather, the wind, the pavement… It was also way much harder on my weak knee than I expected. I thought a few times about going back to my comfortable indoor running routine… But I decided to persevere and I am happy I did; running outdoor is certainly more demanding, but it is also so much more interesting!
Last week, after exactly 10 months of training, I finally ran my first ever 10K distance!
I am now aiming to finish the City of Lincoln 10K in April 2016.The hardest part about will certainly be to keep training throughout the harsh Canadian winter but since I move to Lincoln in February, I should be able to have a few weeks of training in an English climate before race day.
After that, my next running goal is to run a half-marathon, so 21.2K… Let’s see if I can meet the challenge before the end of 2016!