I started c25k over this week after being sidelined for a while and decided I needed to go back to basics. I did the second day today. Sunday when I did it I ran on the high school track but today I purposely chose to go in my neighborhood where there are lots of small hills. I'm not in a rush to move on to week 2 yet after I do day 3, but this time through I'm going to concentrate on my breathing, posture, running up and down hills, and strengthening my legs. So that's my plan. Will do day 3 Friday and will do it again on the hills instead of flat.
I worked on it tonight~ I slowed down to a more relaxing pace and did two faster 30 second spurts per lap (4 laps= 5K in our neighborhood). I enjoyed it more and was only a minute slower than Saturday!!! Maybe this isn't going to be such a bad idea!~ Of course I'm already really slow..haha
I have been working on speeding it up a little but now find I'm not looking forward to running in the evenings. This week I think I would like to find that pace that still has me enjoying the run. I'll work on that~
For this week (10/4 - 10/10), pick one area of your running to improve on. Maybe you've been thinking about switching up the terrain you run on (i.e., road vs. treadmill, or road vs. trail), maybe it's that you want to work on getting faster. Whatever it is, let us know...if you crystallize it by sharing it here, then you're more likely to do something to start working on it.
For me, I'm going to work on increasing my overall distance this week...I'd like to aim for logging 18 miles this week. Wish me luck!
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