Monday, May 07, 2012
I used to be an incredibly slow runner. Yes, I could run 5K without stopping, however my best 5K race time was 42 minutes. It did not much matter to me that I was slow. I ran start to finish. So what if I ran as fast as some people walk? I was more concerned with building endurance than speed, so moved right from the 5K to 10K training.
It occurs to me now I can do both. Today my training run was 3 miles, in 3 minute run/2 minute walk intervals. I did it in under 44 minutes. I almost hit a PR on week 4/day 1 of C25K training! Starting over just may be the best thing that could have happened to me for my running aspirations.