Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Running at 14 vs. 34

C25K was tougher today. I moved to Week 2's workout. I didn't remember it correctly, so I alternated between running for 90 seconds and walking for 60. Your walking interval is supposed to be 2 minutes each. I don't know why I insist on making this training harder than it already is. I think I am going to do it the right way on Thursday when I workout again, or at least walk in 90 second intervals. Running for the first 60 seconds felt pretty comfortable, but the next 30 seconds I definitely noticed was tougher. Still, I could do it without being completely out of breath at the end of the 90 seconds. I'd like to say that my body remembers running and is just readjusting to it - from the days when I played soccer in high school and had 2 hour practices every day. But, that was like 20 years ago (1986-1989 - I'm old!), so it is pretty ridiculous to say that my body is "remembering" anything. But, I am still enjoying myself and looking forward to my workouts. In fact today I cut my errands short so that I could go home and workout. I was all stressed out and needed a release. I remember hating running laps at practice. Now I'm nowhere near running as much as I did then, but its interesting how something you once hated is now something you look forward to.

1 comment:

Laura N said...

I NEVER ran in school. Ever. And now here I am running, at age 37 (I'm older than you!), and I can run 6 miles. I started with C25K last year, and it is a great program. Just keep with it. Like weight loss, it's a slow, consistent process that you will see rewards from as you build on you success. And I don't run for weight loss--I run because it makes me feel good. Plus, I still take walk breaks, every mile or so.

Good luck with week 2!