Well, as part of the 30 goals challenge I have decided to run a 5k in April. This isn't a totally new idea for me. Last year, I started interval training and loved every minute of it. The 100 degree days were the first signs of my downhill slide. My major problem was that I didn't start back once the temps got back to normal. Then when the low temps set in I had a new excuse.
As of now I am working on finding a training program that will "fit" my lifestyle so I don't have any excuses. Until I find the perfect plan for me, I'm going to alternate crosstraining and run/walk routines.
2/21/11 30 min. on the stairmaster - What a workout. Started on level 3 but had to change to level 1 to get through the whole 30 min.
2/22/11 I've been reading a lot of good stuff about the couch to 5k program so I downloaded the week 1 workout mix from podrunner.com The run went well and I will give it a couple more workouts before I really start to judge it and the results.
2/2311 - Rest Day
2/24/11 - Wish I would have watched the weather a little better and planned today as my rest day. The rain is coming down in sheets so no workout today.
2/25/11 - It would have been really easy to just keep driving until I reached my driveway. I really didn't want to do d2w1 of the c25k program. It was 38 degrees and still gloomy from the rains yesterday. The ground was mushy and it would have been a great da to just stay home and sleep. But.... I did and am glad for it. I feel better and think I'll sleep better for it.
2/26/11 - Well, today I realized that I was mentioning my day and week all wrong. I should be posting what day I'm on like this W1 D3. And by the way... Week 1 is DONE! ! I felt good this morning after my run yesterday so I went ahead and finished up the week today. I know I should have rested a day but I can rest tomorrow :-) I think I'll download the week 2 intervals and give it one more week. I'm feeling great and if nothing else it's making me feel good about myself. I get a great sense of accomplishment when the run is finished. I kinda feel like Rocky when he ran up those steps in the movie.
2/27/11 - I have enjoyed the weather this weekend, but I may have over trained. Today was supposed to be my rest day but after looking at the weather report for the week and planning my "jaunts" I decided to go ahead and do W2D1 today. We have a 100% chance of rain for tomorrow and at this point in my training I don't want to run in the rain. My right lower leg is killing me. It feels a lot like shin splints so tomorrow is most definitely a rest day. Time for a shower and some bio-freeze.
3/1/11 - W2D2 was a great workout. Finished and continued to walk an additional mile just to enjoy the weather.
3/2/11 - Not a scheduled Rest Day but rested today due to late meetings at school
3/3/11 - I'm trucking right along with this training program. Glad I decided not to skip week 2 I think I'm gonna need this base as I move into weeks 3 & 4. Today I broke out the running skirt and felt like I got a few strange looks but the warmer weather really feels good. Bring on week 3! ! !
3/4/11 - I really didn't want to start week 3 but after it was all over I felt sooooo much better and glad to say I completed W3D1
3/6/11 - I had company for W3D2. The Hubs decided I was having too much fun without him so he went with me. No not really. I think I finally wore him down with asking that he join in that he finally caved. At the end of the 30 min I was breathing harder than he was. boo on that.... I've been busting my tail for 3 weeks and he's in better shape than me?? (raising eyebrows) I'm just competitive enough to step up my training next week. We'll see what next weekend brings. :)
3/17/11 - Well, I've been really lazy at updating my blog lately... Sorry 'bout that. To update you on my progress I have officially finished week 4. I will be on W5D1 on Sat. The weather is predicted to be beautiful and I'm going to go Sat. morning to buy a new pair of shoes so I'm really looking forward to the run.
3/19/11 - Went and bought a new pair of shoes today and Man they did the trick! ! Nike Zoom Vomero are the BOMB. Finished W5D1 with no problem. May even finish D2 tomorrow, I feel that good.