"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Like Forrest...

I have been working my ass off (literally!) trying to get in shape for my 5K. By shape I mean beating my best time.

Which seems silly because 3 miles is nothing really, when you do 4 every day. But the good thing about goals is I have been pushing myself from my 4.25 miles in 50 minutes, to 3 miles in 35 minutes. I want to get to 3 miles in 30 minutes, and then add hills, so my outside run can be around 30 minutes. Oh and not die.

I have a really slow start when I do 50 minutes. I walk at a 15 minute mile for about 10 minutes before I run.

Lame. So, I'm weaning myself off of that.

I'm pretty good on the nice even padded deck of a treadmill while watching the View. I suck at outside.

I've been working out twice a day and I can say that the only things that don't hurt on my body are my eyelashes, and my hair.

But you know what? I feel awesome!


Sister Copinherhair said...

I don't waste energy starting my run with a walk. Just run. You'll spend all of your energy with only running and your time will improve.

Debbie said...

You should add some intervals once a week. They are amazing for increasing your speed (and your fitness and your calorie burn). You can do them on a treadmill or at a local track. Warm up for 10-15 minutes, run for 400 meters, pretty much as fast as you can (say 9 out of 10). Slow to a walk or jog for 2-3 minutes, repeat. Start with 4-6, build up to 8-12.

You'll hate them (and me too, maybe), but you'll love them too because they work.

Fizzgig said...

well, i see the other people in the gym doing that. i think ill start by shaving a minute at a time off the walk...i only have a month to do it!

Ive tried instead of walking when i get tired to just slow down my speed to a jog. i find i have better stamina that way too, walking makes me lazy and want to keep walking!