Less than a month ago I shared that I’m going to give this ‘running thing a try.’ I started on January 1st – with a 1 mile Run / Walk to gauge my timing. I tested 2 different types – 3 minute run / 6 minute walk; 2 minute run / 4 minute walk. Landed on the latter as I started my training and increased my distance.
My pre-training has included running the intervals – I’m now at 2 minute run / 1:45 minute walk – I’m a little over 14 minutes per mile. I run 3 times per week and I cross-train (TRX and Yoga). I hope to add in Spin once a week too (starting this coming week).
It hasn’t been easy for me to get out and do my program – there have been some days I’ve really had to give myself a pep talk (all of my runs are outside unless I’m traveling as I got rid of my treadmill a few years ago). And after I’m always glad my pep talks have worked – such a wonderful sense of accomplishment. I’ve had things get in my way (i.e. work) get in my way – but I’m not letting it happen. One night, I sent a text to a co-worker – that I would be back (working on the project that was due) but I owed myself 2 miles and I did it! I’ve actually been able to get 2 runs in over my lunch hour over the past couple of weeks too – it has allowed me to vent out some frustrations and help me re-focus.
Tomorrow morning is the official start of my 13.1 training. I’m excited, I’m scared and I’m ready for this challenge!!