Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Look Ma' No Hands
The first mile and the last 1/2 mile I completed without holding on to the treadmill. I was off and on during the middle so I can say that I did at least half of the run solo. That's a big accomplishment for me.
I tried to brainstorm some different avenues to explore when I start running outside. While I would love to run to the lake and back, I don't like the idea of running along a busy highway. People really get stupid. I also know the reality of the transition from indoor to outdoor running will take a bit. Therefore, I thought about running a mile along the country roads, walking a mile, running, walking, etc. I also thought about running 15 min, walking a mile, run another 15, etc. Any other ideas? I really want to work up to 30 min easily and quickly once I start outside and to get on the marathon training program as soon as possible.
Last summer with the 5K I started "training" the Monday of the race. I ran 3 miles on the treadmill and didn't totally die so I went and signed up for the Saturday race. Tues I started running outside. Oh boy! I went a block and was totally dead. That's when I thought I was really in over my head. I kept running each day. It wasn't until Sat that I actually completed the entire race. It was like 37 min to complete 3.1 miles. I will probably do this again this year, but have a goal of no walking and complete it in like 30 min. I figure I'm doing 6 mph now, which is a 10 min mile so that is a respectable goal.
Tonight's details: 545 calories; 170 fat calories; 30 min/3 mi run @ 6mph; 15 min/.5 mi walk @ 3mph.
I was really hurting. My biological issue has arisen again. I didn't run last night as I had one of the worst migranes in recent memory. Tonight I felt awful and didn't want to run - I really thought my guts would explode. I kept myself drugged all day hoping I could run tonight. I saw every 1/10 mile go by. Hindsight it was a good run, but I really wanted to stop at every 1/10 mile. Once the running part was over, and I started walking, my guts started churning again. All through the run I just kept thinking...this is my goal. In order accomplish my goal, I have to run at least 30 min. This means 3 miles. I am a very goal-oriented person so I just had to keep that goal in mind. If I let it slip, if even for a little, I will not finish the task. I know that. This physical issue is one goal I wanted to overcome by running so I just have to work through that. Keep the goal in sight, right?
Posted by donakimberly at 5:54 PM