Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    GIGI4AUSTIN   54,553
SparkPoints
50,000-59,999 SparkPoints
 
 

5K Training Wk 2 Progress


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hello Sparkies!

I promised after last week's blog entitled, "A Lesson in Positive Self-Talk" that I would keep you updated on my 5k training progress. Thanks for all of the great comments on my blog. I learned a lot from all of you. I mentioned how self-conscious I was with teenagers hanging around the track and all. Well, no more! I just concentrate on what I am doing, and I'm getting great workouts.

The first week I ran the training intervals 5 times; 3 being the minimum requirement. I am taking a rest between running days this week as recommended by the coach, but it is difficult because I am enjoying running so much that I want to do it everyday. I have learned though that listening to the coach's instruction is important because I feel better and run better after giving my body time to recover and rebuild muscle. I figure when I get in good shape and get my body accustomed to running, I will be able to do it more often.

The first week consisted of 25 minutes where I do a brisk walk for 3 minutes and then run for 2 minutes; repeating this 4 times with a 5 minute cool down. This week the intervals consist of 2.5 minutes of brisk walking followed by 2.5 minutes of running; repeating it 5 times for a good 40 minute workout with the cool down period. I am surprised by without even trying that I am running faster, am less winded, and can recover between running intervals almost completely. Day 2 this week was especially easy. I am loving it. I even woke up at 4:00am this morning because I couldnt wait to get out there! Since school has started I have to get to the track extra early anyways........Both mornings I have watched the sunrise. So calming, not to mention gorgeous too!

I had an especially bad day on Tuesday and after I ran this morning, I felt the frustrations melt away and the heaviness on my heart lightened too.

Tomorrow I will work on strength training and will do Day 3 of week 2 on Friday. Can't wait!

Gigi

emoticon
SHARE

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LAURIE-RN 9/19/2012 9:29AM

    Keep up the good work! Running can be a great confidence booster. The best part is that you only have to compete with yourself.

Laurie emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLFGOLF 8/30/2012 1:01AM

    Sounds like a great plan. I wish I had the ability to run, but with my bone condition I'm unable to. At least I can get the brisk walks in.

I will have to try the early morning walks. Watching the sunrise sounds beautiful. Good luck with your training.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.
 


Other Entries by GIGI4AUSTIN