5k Training, Day 2

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Well, come to find out, my husband told me the wrong date for this race. It's in June! I don't have as much time as I thought I did to get ready for this. But, that doesn't mean I'm going to slack off or quit. I'm a little more nervous about it though....

Yesterday I had to do my interval set on the treadmill. It's not nearly as satisfying as being outside, but at least I didn't let the day get away from me without getting some workout time in. Treadmill running is easier for me, so I know that I need to make sure I get outside as much as possible so my body gets used to having to propel itself along the pavement instead of the treadmill doing some of the work for me.

Today is a rest day/cross-training day. But mostly, it's a good sunny yard work day! emoticon
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    You got this! I started training in Jan for a 5K in April. Unfortunately mine was canceled after we stood in the rain for 30 mins. Canceled due to lightening. Cause they will let you run in the rain! lol. Anyways I was easily running a 5K well before the race date. I learned a few things. I transitioned from the treadmill. I was running 3 miles on the treadmill in Jan. But I couldn't run 1/4 mile outside! Wow. I was like WTH? Well it's natural to run faster outside for many reasons including the fact that you are moving forward and there is nothing in front of you. So I slowed it down. It worked. I started with running one mile outside. Then 1.5. Then 2. Then finally a 5K. I didn't follow any program. Yesterday I ran 6.25 miles! I never thought I'd make it. Like you "I'm not a runner". I mean no way. I never imagined I could run a mile much less 6! I'm hoping to do a half in the fall. :) anyways, you totally got this by June! You can do it!
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