Peachtree Roadrace Training Update
Monday, April 26, 2010
Well, the good news is that I am ahead of schedule in terms of distance - I can now comfortably run 4 miles without stopping or walking - for the past 2 days I have run that distance and could easily have gone further. My goal was to get to 4 miles by the end of April, so I can check that off the list.
Of course, the Peachtree is 6.2 miles, so I still have a ways to go. But I think it's doable. Hope to get to 5.5 miles by the end of May - then I will have plenty of time to tack on another mile to get to 6.5...which is what I want to train to for good measure.
The bad new is that a) I am still WAY slow (some people can probably walk faster than I need to run in order to keep going for 4 miles); and b) that the 4 miles run today and yesterday were inside on the treadmill...and we all know that the heat is the thing that will be my nemesis on July 4.
I've been doing some walking outside in addition to my inside activities - running on the treadmill, elliptical, Power 90, Slim in 6, etc. But I really need to get my butt out the DOOR and at least do a jog around the neighborhood a few times a week in order to get used to running on the road again and to get used to the heat.
Maybe I should put Juliet on the leash and take her with me. She is only a 4 lb dog...but WOW is she fast! Never have I seen such a small dog zip around so quickly. And the exercise would tire her out so she wouldn't spend as much time 'up to no good' once she got home. Taking her with me would definitely make it a two 'fer.
Okay...so amended goal for April 30 - 4.25 miles without walking. I'll do that later this week.