So after some twittering with Lisa, some advice from Sarah and Eric, I have made a decision about my training…I know that I push a little hard, and expect a lot from myself. I get ahead of myself and I end up burning out. I need to slow it down a little bit and realize gradual increases in training lead to long-lasting achievements….so I am going to start and STICK TO the “Ease to 10K Program”.
I started the C25K program to prep for my first 5K. I started at 3 weeks and I rushed through it by skipping the last two weeks. Well now we see my burnt out and trying to do too much, too fast. This time I am going to stick with this program while also achieving my mileage goal for my last month on Okinawa. It will make me feel less anxious about the little walking bits when I know I am getting that mileage and prepping myself to run 10K by the time we get settled into Germany (about 2 weeks after we get there).
I would love any input or comments relating to this because I am seriously having anxiety about the whole ‘walk/run’ thing. I know there is nothing wrong with it, but I worry that it will seem as if I am regressing by going this route….such a control freak!!! Case in point- I set out to run as best as I could today…here is before:
I wanted to go for 3.11 miles (5K) and started out too fast, I have trouble pacing myself and this is a problem. I feel like I am failing if I need to walk for a few seconds…but I did take 2 mini walk breaks for 20 seconds each. What happened? I decided to go as far as I could, but got caught up in the fact that I walked and so instead of taking it easy I sped up to help with my ‘time’…augh! So of course, that worked against me. I was glad to get 3.79K with a 9:19 pace which is still good for me, but how did that help me distance wise? It didn’t. I need to get over the whole idea of “walking is cheating”…I don’t even know why that crazy idea plagues me!! So here I am afterwards…disappointed when I should just be happy I got my butt out there at 4:48am!!
So this is why I am giving up control, going to do a slow and steady 10k prep program. I am not going to alter it, I am not going to change it so my numbers are what I think they should be. I am going to enjoy it, get my 1ok prep goal AND my distance goal all in one shot….I need to care for this body and I think this is the best thing I can do right now!!! 🙂 Okay, enough of that let’s talk about some food, that always makes me smile!! Here are my yummy eats all packed and ready to go for hump day tomorrow!!
So there are my jumble of thoughts for this Tuesday evening! Now is time to go cuddle with the Hub and play some old school Mario on the Wii while the kiddos head to bed!!
Any input about the running plan and goals? Which snack looks the best, pudding or yogurt? How do you top yours?