Thursday, April 15, 2010

week 11: Session 1 redo not so much ...

on treadmill 
5 minute warm up 
25 minute run, 1 minute walk and 10minute run (36minutes) 
5 minute cool down 
4.5km in 45 minutes
I was supposed to Run 25min, walk 1min Run 25minutes ... SO I was 15minutes short on my running portion. 
The first 25minutes went really well but after my 1min walk it just all fell apart... kids were hungry and it was already 6:15p and I still had to stretch and make dinner, my legs were heavy, my calf was hurting.
Honestly, I did not want to run today, my head just wasn't in it and I didn't feel great after I ran. 
I felt quite discouraged with myself. Tell me WHY I am doing this again? 

I ran with my Couch-to-5k group on Tuesday and decided to take Yesterday off running, which set me back one day on my training.  That meant I had to run today,  pushing my training back another day was not an option. 
Well, it didn't go so great... looks like I will need to redo todays session tomorrow.

This is what's left on my The Beginning Runners Handbook 13 wk walk/run Program, I have 2 weeks to complete it before my Race. 

Week 11
Session 1 (51 minutes) Run 25 minutes. Walk 1 minute. Run 25 minutes.
Session 2 (56 minutes) Run 30 minutes. Walk 1 minute. Run 25 minutes.
Session 3 (51 minutes) Run 40 minutes. Walk 1 minute. Run 10 minutes.

Week 12
Session 1 (66 minutes) Run 45 minutes. Walk 1 minute. Run 20 minutes.
Session 2 (66 minutes) Run 50 minutes. Walk 1 minute. Run 15 minutes.
Session 3 (45 minutes) Run 45 minutes.

Week 13
Session 1 (50 minutes) Run 50 minutes.
Session 2 (40 minutes) Run 40 minutes.
Session 3 (60 minutes) Complete your first 10-k event  

The 10k event I picked is Sporting Life 10k on May 2nd. 
Feeling a little overwhelmed right now...


Jess said...

I think it's great that you're asking yourself why you're doing it. Make a list of everything that you feel when you do it, all the goods and the bads, and then really really think about the goods. Because sometimes, that runner's high is something money can't buy you. I know the training schedule is very rigorous, so maybe try adapting it. Sometimes you do have to be in the mentality to run. Don't get discouraged, think of how far you've come and there's no turning back now.

So maybe you won't run the entire 10K. What's important is that you will do it. And you will cross the finish line. And HOW many people can say they've done that? Keep staying positive, keep your eye on the prize, keep running :) I believe in you.

Lex said...

Try not to stress out, girl! You've been doing so well! Training IS difficult and often life can conflict with a regular training schedule.

Try to not stress out about the 10k. If you can't run the whole way, well then walk! No matter what, you are going to feel fantastic when you cross that finish line! It will be your first one and when you do another one (which you will, I know it hehe *wink*) you can strive to beat your first 10K time!

You are doing great and are such an inspiration!

Her Name is Rio said...

Training is definitely not easy. Just be flexible enough to accept what you can fit in. No need to stress. You are doing great!

Nicole said...

Sometimes I find it hard to run too and it's a huge struggle to get through it, even the best music doesn't help! I think we need to remind ourselves it's OKAY to stop if it really is not going well, as long as we give it a shot the next day! Be proud of how far you have come!