June 14, 2011
I started Week 3 of C25K yesterday. I have to say, I was super intimidated. From Week 1 to Week 2, the run segments increase 50% (60 seconds to 90 seconds). Week 2 to Week 3 - they double (90 seconds to 3 minutes). I knew I was going into it with a major mental hurdle to overcome. So I made it my goal just to finish, not to run hard and fast, but just to finish. And I prayed my way through it, and finished strong! It was such a good feeling. Now that I know I can do those longer runs, I can step up my speed the rest of the week.
Right now I'm trying to keep my mojo up. I have had a really hard time staying motivated the last week or so. Part of it, I know, is because I haven't been getting enough sleep. I'm staying up too late reading and then the dogs unmercifully start to wake me up around 6:45, typically (5:45 today!). That just kills my mood. So I'm working on that. Also, I ate like crap last week, so I know that played a part as well. I'm going to be working on that.
Which leads to this week's WWT topic: lunches. I don't really do lunch. I usually eat something in the morning (I hesitate to call it breakfast because it's hardly ever actual breakfast food) after having my coffee and then I don't get hungry again until about 2:00 or 3:00, at which point I eat something small and/or snack-like to tide me over until dinner. So morning meal is something like leftovers, and then afternoon small meal is a can of soup or cheese sandwich. Nothing big or heavy.
In other running news, I was clicking through the runDisney website and found something pretty cool - half-marathon training plans! Now, I'd rather have an app like I do for C25K, so it does the thinking for me :) But a written plan will work. Jeff Galloway is the official runDisney Training Consultant and he has written up a training schedule for every runDisney event (looks like there are 7 or 8 a year), with weekly schedules and tips and stuff. Here's an example. Of course, even the "beginner" plan is written for someone who is capable of participating in 5Ks, so I need to hit that goal first, but I have plenty of time. It was very exciting. Plus I was able to take a lot of the tips he gives and apply it to my training now.
Anyway, that's this week's WWT update. Click over to Learning As We Go to link up!