So this wk is the first week of my 10k training. Having run for three lots of 30 last week (does that mean i have graduated) I felt ready to tackle my first long run. It was wonderful.....I am still indoors whilst my asthma is settling so I covered the timer thingy with my towel,relaxed, breathed and settled into the run. Of course it was tough in parts but I found it far preferable to last wk (deliberate avoidance of using the word easier) so was very happy. I covered just over 6k including the warm up and cool down so ran more than 5k for the first time in my whole life! If I wasn't so worried about this 10k and sworn off the drink till it's over I would throw a party for myself In celebration and wonder. Instead we took a walk to Starbucks and I grinned all day
To anyone who is starting out out or going through a tough patch please keep at it, one run at a time. I have been overweight all my life and not particularly fit until the last few years so if I can do it you definitely can! For me giving up and failure would have felt far worse than anything a run could throw at me and I will use that to help me toward my 10k goal.
My schedule for anyone interested:
Wk 2 - runs 1 & 2 35mins speed intervals 3 mins normal pace 1 min max pace run 3 50mins
Wk 3 - runs 1 & 2 45mins speed intervals 3 mins normal pace 1 min max pace run 3 60mins
Wk 4 - runs 1 & 2 55mins speed intervals 3 mins normal pace 1 min max pace run 3 70mins
Wk 5 - runs 1 & 2 65mins speed intervals 3 mins normal pace 1 min max pace run 3 80mins or 10 k
Wk 6 - runs 1 & 2 75mins speed intervals 3 mins normal pace 1 min max pace run 3 80mins or 10 k
Wk 5 - runs 1 & 2 50mins run 3 race day!
I will see how I go with the above but would love to hear anyone else's thoughts or experiences with 10k training