Perhaps I should tell you a little bit more about my running history...
2009-10: Learned to run a 5K with Couch to 5K (C25K), Ran several 5Ks
2010-2011: Ran several 5Ks
2011-2012: Ran my first half marathon
2012-Current: Ran two half marathons, attempted to train for my first full marathon and stopped at the 17 miler.
Now that you know a bit about my history, I will tell you about my commitments.
As my internship, I must lead 2 5K runs on Tuesday and Thursday. This program I designed with myself after the Couch to 5K program (C25K). So, basically we do intervals. For example, this week we walk for 3:00 and run for 45 seconds. Each week the running increases and the walking decreases until we are running a full 3 miles.
Right now, I am able to run a full 3 miles and I was thinking if I did 3 miles before I lead the group, by December I would be able to do 6 miles easily. It is not that I cannot do 6 miles. I can. I want to be able to run them easily and regularly.
As for overtraining...
I want to be careful because since I am the leader of the group I cannot stop running. I need to stay healthy and uninjured. Also, I have a hard time recognizing signs of overtraining until I am in the midst of it!
Rome wasn't built in a day and neither will I be!
| current weight: 195.0