Okay, I know! I keep saying I will try different running guides, and then I don’t follow through. I was wrong. I was running for distance—how far could I run without stopping. I shouldn’t have been doing that. Almost every running blog for the beginner starts by saying run for time, NOT distance. All I know is that what I have been trying to do isn’t working. I hate running. BUT I have to run. I have committed myself to running that big race in June AND I really thought about trying the 5K at the end of April (I know, I know!) What was I thinking? Short answer—I wasn’t.
So, I am going to try again:
Week one: Walk 1 min/ Run 1 minute / repeat 7x = 14 minutes
Week two: Walk 1 min/ Run 2 minutes / repeat 5x=15 minutes
Week three: Walk 1 min/ Run 3 minutes / repeat 4x=16 minutes
Week four: Walk 1 min/ Run 4 minutes / Repeat 4x=20 minutes
Week five: Walk 1 min/ Run 5 minutes / Repeat 4x=24 minutes
Week six: Walk 1 min/ Run 6 minutes / Repeat 4x=28 minutes
Week seven: Walk 1 min/ Run 7 minutes / Repeat 4x=32 minutes
Week eight: Walk 1 min/ Run 8 minutes / repeat 4x=36 minutes
Week nine: Walk 1 min/ Run 9 minutes / repeat 4x=40 minutes
Week ten: Walk 1 min/ Run 10 minutes / repeat 4 x=44 minutes
On theory it looks good. I wonder how it will work when put into practice. Like I said, my “matter” is very strong willed and my “mind” has very little say in my success (mind over matter principle). At this point in my “running career,” I would really like to believe that I should be somewhere near the week 2 or week 3 stage. Who knows? Maybe I will always be a week one kind of person.
Did I mention how much I dislike running?