Tuesday, June 28, 2011
This morning I did 1.5 miles. At 1.25 miles my hip gave out. So I started a slow walk. I guess I need to start lifting weights or doing insanity to build my muscles. Time for run 30 minutes. I am so slow. Got to do some more wind sprints to get faster. Goal is 8 minute miles.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Have I mentioned that I suck at anything technology related? So I downloaded what looks like a friendly app, found a 5k program I think we can work with for starters, then move to the 10k, then to the half - starting with the half looked like something we couldn't do. There're a ton of programs on there and you can track your mileage/pace, even if your GPS is not working - that's going to happen to us when we get over 3 miles and have to run the park. It has a built in pedometer.
Lesson learned: make sure you select the program you want because until you finish it, you can't look at any others! I selected a couch potato program that started with running one minute then walking 2 and progressed over 6 weeks.
AND... we're already way past what we should be doing. We're taking their scheduled workout as a 'suggestion' and loading the rest of our stuff in on the computer. The week starts on Sunday whether I like it or not, I didn't like that part - so our first 1.5 miles aren't on this week's tally. And you can't alter the program once you've selected that, I don't like that either.
But, if you're playing music, it can run simultaneously in the background. That part was pretty easy anyway. Maybe I'm asinine, but I made myself a playlist and have been adding to it - this way I don't have to time my running, when the music is over, I'm done.
So... we'll try it out for logging distance and music and not so much its training program and I suppose if I don't really like it, I'll get another. I think I was better with my iPod and driving myself out a route anyway. I won't be able to do that once we start trail running though.
This week - 6 miles down (for me and the Beast, he made up for his missed morning last night - I don't think C2 is going to hang) but we didn't go out this morning since it was pouring rain! I don't keep up with these things very well. I mean the logging stuff part.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
So I got my lazy butt up this morning and went to the gym. I got there late and only had time for .71 miles. Not good. I was not feeling like I was going to die. But I was not full of energy either. Tomorrow is cross training. I think I will bring a book and do the recumbant bike. 30 minutes maybe? After work I will be. Playing racquetball with a former coworker. Seems like a good plan. Then Friday I have to attempt the full 3 miles. Saturday is a rest day. I like my training schedule. Have it on a calendar at work. I will write down my scheduled and accomplished miles everyday. So excited to have started. Just wish. I was not totally alone on this race.