Whew...I FINALLY started training for the half marathon I want to do in April. Maybe I should say I finally started Couch to 5K, because I am a long long way form a half marathon. I'm honestly not even sure I'll be able to jog the whole thing in April, but I'm going to try. If I can't, that's okay. I should be able to at least jog a good bit of it by then if I stay on track. I'm starting with Couch to 5K, after that I am not sure if I want to look at beginners half marathon plans or go to the Bridge to 10K. I'll look into it more when I get to that point.
Today I began with Week 3 Day 1 of Couch to 5K. I made a few modifications.
5 minute warm-up
jog 90 sec
walk 90 sec
jog 3 min
walk 3 min
10 minute warm-up (I know from previous attempts that I need a good 10 minute warm-up if I do not want to be in pain halfway through my workout
3 min jog (I like to start with the longer jog first)
90 sec walk (I knew I did not need the full 3 min walk to recover)
90 sec jog
90 sec walk
Instead of only doing this twice I did it until I reached my car again. I think I did this 3.5 times before I decided to walk in order to cool down, because I could see my car coming up. I ended up doing 2.8 miles in 42:54. This is somewhere near a 15 minute mile. Which isn't the fastest time in the world, but I really don't care lol! I'm just getting back into jogging and I'm super proud of myself for finishing. So, Day 1 is in the books for me and I can officially say that I have started training for a half marathon! Whoo Hoo!
There might be a 5k in December that i will look into. We'll see. I had forgotten how great it feels to accomplish something new. Lately I had been dialing it in and fixing what I eat in order to compensate. Well, I feel awesome right now! My calves are starting to stiffen up a little bit, so I'm going to rub them out. I glad I set this goal. It seems to be what I need right now.
Oh, Win, Lose, or Blog has ended and I will let you all know how I did on Tuesday or Wednesday. It was a great experience.
I'm taking it back a few decades for today's song!
The Gap Band - Early in the Morning