Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I've had a couple of very important A-ha's with my Virtual 5k training.
1. Running downhill gives me lower leg cramps. My neighborhood is nothing but hills. D'oh!
2. Walking intervals, even if I think I don't need them, are the
Today was supposed to be a rest day, but since I ate approximately 3113 calories, I had to shake off some of it. I mapped out a 1.5 mile stretch of a "flatter" part of my street that I can run back and forth on and did 1 minute walk/4 minute run intervals for 2.5 miles tonight. Thirty-one minutes of zero cramps or splints!
I really don't care about my race time, because if my "older-than-their-years" feet and ankles can finish a 5k race after 5 weeks of training, it'll knock my socks right off.
I'm very fortunate and twice as happy because I'm able to work out in other ways, but if I can add running, which is something doctors told me I'll never be able to do again, they better keep an eye on their socks too;)
I must not work out tomorrow. I have a really hard time with rest days. I overeat because not exercising throws off my routine and my focus, but I obviously don't want to injure myself or over feed myself. So I must just enjoy the rest. I've had a good long spell of 1800 calories with 6 veggies/day, which I must also have tomorrow! If any of you can yell "RELAX!" at me on Wednesday, that could be helpful. Or it will at least make me giggle to read all of you yelling "RELAX!"