Running down a dream
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Ive been running lately. I lost the dance classes I loved so much by moving 50 miles away. My new gym has Zumba. It's fun, but not the same and my schedule is not super compatible with the class schedule. So, I've been putting in some time on the treadmill, starting over with the C25K program.
It's amazing how much easier it is to run now that I'm 60+ pounds lighter. When I did C25K the first time, I did the walking intervals at 3.5 and the running intervals at 4.0. Now I'm walking at 4.0 and running at 5.0. I'd like to work up to 5.5 over the course of the program and hopefully be running a 12 minute mile by the end of it. My goal is to run my first 12 minute mile by the startof the new year and to run a 5k in 36 minutes or less in 2014. My first 5k in 2010 took me just over 45 minutes.
Running is not my favorite, so I aspire to still take Zumba on the weekends. I'm hoping these goals will keep me excited and motivated. Plus, as mentioned above, running is not quite so bad with less weight to haul.