I’m starting to think I’m never going to get this running thing down. I was doing pretty well last week (I even ran a 5-minute interval and a 4-minute interval in the same workout). But this week, yikes! I was barely making 3-minute intervals.
Don’t get me wrong. I’ve come a long way from where I began, having never ever been a runner in my 49 years here on earth. Not even a little bit. But am I going to be able to run 2 miles by April when I have my race? I’m starting to wonder a little. I can walk if I have to, but I don’t want to. I WANT to run.
Today, I was at the doctor, and I was telling him about what I’m doing (you know the whole get a physician’s advice thing), and turns out my doctor was a long distance runner. Figures. He was telling me how once you get past 6 miles the rest of the run is easy. Yeah, ok. I can’t even get to six minutes. I’m thinking if I tried to run six miles, you’d be peeling me off the pavement way before I hit the finish line.
But I’m running more than I was a couple of weeks ago, so maybe there’s hope and I’ll get there. I did after all run a 5-minute interval once. That means that I have to be able to do it again. I need Bob from the Biggest Loser standing behind me telling me to keep going even when I feel like I can’t.
I have found that weekend running is easier because I can get to the gym in the morning before the stress of the day has worn me down. Maybe that’s the ticket. Run in the morning. I’m glad my race will be in the morning!
And any running training advice would surely be appreciated. 🙂