Wednesday, February 06, 2013
So I posted yesterday that I signed up for a 5k that will take place in May.
I have a confession to make: I'm not a runner.
I did the couch to 5 k program a few (5) years ago, but only got about half way through it. I don't think I was stretching enough, and I think I pushed myself too hard too fast to really be successful. I have issues with that.
Right now I feel like I'm in great shape, but I decided to take my 5K training slowly. Luckily my school gym has an indoor track (1/8 mile), and I started by doing 2 laps of walking and 1 lap of running for 35 minutes. I will repeat this for 3 work outs and increase it to 1.5 laps of running next week. After I ran, I stretched a little then went on the arc trainer for 50 minutes and rowed for 5 (I normally don't do 90 minutes of cardio like that when I'm starting something new but, in my defense, Bones was on TV and I had to see the end before I got off the arc trainer haha).
The running will be a challenge. I was a competitive swimmer growing up, so my ankles/legs never quite got used to running. I find my mindless rhythm in the pool doing IMs whereas some people find it while running. I'm happy I'm learning now, though, and already felt great today!
And, as I mentioned yesterday, I LOVE MY NEW WORK OUT CAPRIS!!!