Monday, September 09, 2013
Lately, I've been doing a sort of informal couch to 5K thing, meaning I'm not following an official "program" and I am not training for a specific race. In truth, I don't think I could handle the crowd at an official 5K race, but I'd like to have the ability to run 3.1 miles in uncrowded conditions, just to say I can.
When I run, it's at the Y around a nice track where 10 laps equals a mile, and when I go, if time allows i try to get in three miles around the track, and usually I'll run a few laps here and there between walking. Today, I walked a warm up lap, then ran for 10 laps (a whole mile) straight. That was followed by 5 walking laps. I then went and did a couple weight machines, and I was back on the track. 1 more walking lap, then 5 more running, followed by 3 walking and another 5 running. I ended with about 6 more walking.
That totals 3.6 miles -- and I ran two of it with at least a half mile at once.
So I'm patting myself on the back. With other walking I did, I put in about 6 miles total. Not too shabby, especially since I'm coming down with a cold.
tomorrow, I probably won't try running, I may not even make it to the Y-- but I'll walk a lot at least, and soon enough I'll have another big day.