I haven’t given up on my goal of running a 5K.
I started working towards this goal last September and was doing well until I got pneumonia in the late fall. That set me back and while and it took me a bit to get my lungs feeling better.
Then it was winter. I have to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of running inside. When I run outside, I feel good. When I run inside, I’m just trying to get it over with.
I’m listening to the same music both times, but something about being inside on a treadmill with no scenery change just doesn’t do it for me.
I’ve been feeling better for a couple of months now and I decided that if I didn’t sign up for and set a goal race, then I would never start training regularly again.
So I signed up for two:
- Beach to Beach 5k Walk/Run on May 11th in Marblehead
- AIDS Walk and Run 5K Boston on June 2nd along the Charles
Both are pretty flat runs and should be good for my first couple of 5Ks. (The AIDS run is a fundraiser so if you feel like making a donation, you can click on the link to do so).
You can also find me and look at my progress by going to: http://trainer.active.com/people/Nancy_Kerins#activity
Running a 5K is something that I’m very excited about and will be a huge accomplishment for me.
I did my first training session yesterday before my Dance Mania class. I started completely from scratch with the Week 1, Day 1 training program of 5 minute warm up, run 1 minute, walk 1 1/2 minutes, repeat many times, 5 minute cool down.
I did seem to keep some of my cardio endurance from last time as I was able to do the one minute runs (the very first time last September, I could barely make it through the minute and had to repeat Week 1).
Today is a TRX day so I’m hoping I’m not too sore tomorrow as I would like to run tomorrow.
My plan is to do Couch to 5K three times a week along with TRX and Zumba mixed in.