I’m on my third day in a row of not running, and it’s making me feel guilty. I have school at 8:30 am on Fridays, which means I don’t run then. And then yesterday it was pouring rain and I just wanted a day to hang out by myself around the house, so I didn’t go. And then this morning I forgot to set the alarm, so I didn’t go again. I suppose it’s really ok because for the run/walk program you’re just supposed to do 3-4 days of it per week. But I was thinking that it would probably be a good idea to go 4-5 days of it instead. Like, every day that I’m not going to school. Oh well, there is always next week.
And it’s going quite well! I realized (after spending a lot of time on the runner’s world beginners forum) that probably one of the reasons I was having so much trouble running before was because I was trying to go too fast. Everybody kept on saying JUST SLOW DOWN. So I decided to grit my teeth and ignore what I thought everybody else in the gym was saying about me and run at the speed where I felt comfortable. I keep in mind, the entire time, what A says about always running at a speed where she doesn’t have to breathe through her mouth. So that’s what I’ve been working on. What that basically amounts to is 5 miles/hour, but I ain’t complaining. I figure that if I can run 5 miles/hour for an entire half hour straight then that means I’ve run 2.5 miles, right? And that will be a personal best for me. And besides, speed work can come later.
So week 2 starts tomorrow! I’ll definitely keep everyone informed about my progress.