Walking and intervals
Sunday, September 09, 2012
I signed up for the Trick or Treat Virtual 5k. And I signed up for the walk/jog 5k training plan. www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
I did the walking plan this summer with great results. And I wanted to bump it up a notch. The problem is, it hurts. More than it should. Regardless of how fit my doctor and my friends say that I am, I'm still well over 300 pounds and it hurts to run. Even when it's only for a minute at a time.
I've been having problems with my left foot/ankle. I've noticed it in zumba. The symptoms point to achilles tendonitis, but I haven't gotten it check out yet. It makes jogging excruciatingly painful. Plus my knees hurt, my shins hurt. Everything aches after I do one of these training runs. The real problem comes later. I'm recovering for days and days after one of these runs. Which means I can't go full out in zumba (which I do for my JOB) and it makes the next jogging session even more dreadful. I stall and avoid the runs and then I get out of the training cycle which makes it all the more difficult.
This morning as I was out on the bikepath I was almost in tears because I just hurt so bad. I don't want to quit and I desperately want to be a runner. But I also have to realize that now might not be the perfect time.
I think I'm going to go back to the walking plan. And lengthen it to do a 10k. And sign up for the Turkey Trot www.orrrc.org/index.php/
The walking plan I did before had a timed walk one day and a distance walk on the other two days of training each week. I can always do the walk/jog intervals on the timed day if I want to keep trying.
I feel like this is a good compromise. I'm still working towards a goal, but I'm listening to my body.