Thursday, August 28, 2014
I finally made it out at lunch! I started my run mentally prepared but my confidence quickly deteriorated between mile 1 and 2. UGH! I was running 5 miles just 4 weeks ago and now I'm struggling to run a 5k!
I ended up walking most of my course, but as I continued I tried to desperately think if positives about the run: At least I'm out here, one step at a time, I ran 5 miles once and I can do it again, I'll get there, I can do this...
My body is sore and not used to the abuse. I'll have to get back into PiYo to keep my limbs flexible. I always feel so much better when I incorporate PiYO into my workout routine. I did a little bit on my own after my run to really stretch my hips and knees out. Tonight, I might do some PiYo core. That might also help.
In the meantime, I'm going to keep trying to find ways to tweak my game plan so I can successfully run a 10k in 31/2 weeks. I can't believe my race is less than a month away. I hope my friend can run it with me. That will definitely help.
I'm going to go back a week or two in my training (run 10 minutes, walk 1 minute x4) instead of trying to unsuccessfully run 15 min and walk 1 min x 3. That might help. It might rebuild my confidence too. I'll also throw in a short speed run once my body is used to the motion of running again.
Deep breathes. Everything will be fine. If running a 10k were easy, everyone would do it!