Tuesday, September 07, 2010
The first interval went fine and I felt great. I did a few light stretchses in with my walk. The second interval sucked and I really had to push through to make it 3 minutes. My calves were so tight, and it was so painful. I walked for a few minutes and stretched, which hurt but made my calves feel better. Interval 3 was very tough but I did it. By interval 4 I was running 1 minute, walking and stretching then doing another minute, walking and stetching then doing my last minute. I was in so much pain and I really don't think this is normal.
I'm trying not to get discouraged but I can't help but think that maybe I'm not supposed to be a runner. I can't stop and stretch every 3 minutes in a 5K, thats not practical, but at this stage that is the only way I'm getting though my runs. I have no idea what to do or who to ask about this. I have posted a message on the fitness board so hopefully someone has some answers for me!
EDIT: After some googling and a chat with the wise Papamikie I have come to the conclusion that my form is wrong. I have made a few notes and I am going to try and correct my form. I need to be landing midfoot, I think I have been landing too close to the toes. I also need to lean forward a little. The horse rider in me wants to be straight as an arrow, but I need to be straight with a lean. OK people I can do this!