"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" ~ Seneca

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

On again, off again

After no running for nearly 2 months, reality set in. I dropped down from the half to the 5k. I can honestly say it was the smartest thing I've done in a while.
I finished in 37:12. Not fast, and yes there were some walk breaks, but finished solidly in the middle of the pack. 90/183 women in the 40-49 age group.
I'll take it!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Lead legs

Another struggle run. Thought I was mentally ready, but the body fought me literally every step. Leg felt like lead- even after an extra rest day. 
And when my body started rebelling, the mind followed suit. Blech
But on a positive note- I finished it. Once again not pretty, but got it done. 
Keep focused on the goal race in September

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Time flies

Just completed my third run of week 6 training. 
5 miles in 1:02:06
Not a rocket pace, but pleased as my PR for a 10k is 1:01
maybe this run/walk business will work. 
For the longer runs I have been pushing in the first half of the run. So today I started by running 6 min walking 2.  I was able to do that for 5 intervals and ten switched to the scheduled, run 3 walk 2.
I kept this at 5.5-5.6 mph so I wouldn't feel like I was dying towards the end. 
Was definitely tired, but am pleased with my overall effort. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Week 4 day 2

Moving up to 6 intervals 
Run 3 min walk 2 min. 
Another struggle 
Not sure - what is making the running difficult, my body or my mind. 

My legs are definitely tired, while my mind is just fighting reality. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Week 4

Legs felt like lead as I started my run last night

7 intervals- 2 min run, 2 min walk @3.5 mph

Run 3x @5.5 mph, 2x @5.7mph, 2x @5.9 mph

2.3 miles in 30:04 minutes

slow but steady progress.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Week 2 & 3

Two training days and replaced the long run with a family hike near Upper Kananaskis Lake.

Week 3 training started with 7 intervals 2 min run, 2 min walk
running done at 5.5 mph and walking at 3.5 mph

Did- 2.3 miles in 29:56.  Slowly but surely...

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Week 1 of Training is in the books

and I pleased to say I survived!

I'm trying a run/walk program that I found on Women's Running Magazine Website
It's their 20 week couch to half-marathon program.

I've run the distance before, but am focusing on getting back into running and reduce any PF flares.

This week - I ran 3 times.
2 workouts of 30 minutes using run 1 min, walk 2 min.

And today's workout was 3.1 miles (5 km) using run 1 min, walk 2 min.

Started the runs at 5 mph and increased to 5.6 mph
Walks were done at 3.4 mph

14 intervals total for 3.27 miles- it is a start.