In my last post I shared that I caved to ‘peer pressure’ and I’m doing the Beauty and the Beach 5 mile race on November 3rd in Long Branch. It is a walk / run. I have a lot of my boot camp friends joining me and my college roommate and her daughter in for the fun too. I’m really looking forward to it.
Last Friday over lunch, I bought some new kicks. A nice pair of Asics (reminds my of college – my sneaker of choice back in the day). See – aren’t they pretty? And my friend, Tracy, pointed out that they are PSU colors too (totally pulled that off by accident)!
I didn’t make it to boot camp today so I thought it would be a great time to start my training program. My trainer suggested I start out slow – which is exactly what I did – 2 minutes of walking; 20 seconds jogging. I used the gymboss on my i-Phone (although the alarm was almost impossible to hear over my music) for 10 rounds and I completed 2 sets so 40 (-) minutes of walking and about 6+ minutes of jogging (near the end I added on longer running segments) so maybe it turned into 30 minutes of walking and 10 minutes of jogging (total time: 52 minutes, 5,218 steps, 2.907 miles and avg HR 141 / Max 167). What was the verdict? I didn’t hate it. I really loved the countdown/switching to walking / jogging and liked when I pushed myself to run a little bit more. My knee seemed to hold up pretty good – my arches not so much. They were definitely bothering me. Seemed to get a bit better as I went. I did a short cool down and stretched – taking off my sneakers was killer. I just got done icing my arches and I think the golf ball will be my new best friend for a while (note to self – warm up and stretch the arches more).
So in the end, I’m glad I’m doing this event in November. I think it is something I need to do for me and I’m glad the first training session is in the books! 🙂