Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Running: Day Twelve

We stepped it up again this week! However, this week is rather intense the way it is on the plan, so we are going to tweak it. Part of me still thinks that maybe we should just try it because, after all, it is the plan!! But then I was reminded that even the writer of the plan says to stretch it out and slow it down if you need to. This week we are supposed to step it up each day and on the third day we're supposed to run 20 minutes straight. We feel like that's too big of a jump. So instead we are going to run the same amount tomorrow (5 minute jog, 3 minute walk, 5 min. jog, 3 min. walk, 5 min. jog). Then on day 3 of this week we'll run 8 minutes, walk 5 minutes, then run 8 minutes. Next week on day 1 we are going to run 10 minutes, walk 3 minutes, run 10 minutes. Then on day 2 we are going to run 12 minutes, walk 4 minutes, run 12 minutes. And finally on day 3 of next week we are going to try to run 20 minutes straight.

The scariest part is running that long without any walking breaking it up. That's why we decided to try to build it up a little better, rather than just go crazy. We'll see how it goes.

I will say that yesterday was probably the best I've felt, which is encouraging! I'm ready to be able to run 3 miles with no problem. It will come.

Patience Grasshopper.

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