I ran today, for 30 minutes at a 4.5 to a 6.5 with just two short 20 second rest at 3.5 to get a drink of water and I went 2.53 miles. I want to run the full 5k in 30 minutes and I can’t seem to get past or just past 2.5 miles in 30 minutes. How am I going to make my time? I warm up for 5 minutes walking at 2.5 –3.5, I stretch before hand so I’m starting out with warm muscles. I cover up the time and mileage as I’m running because I’m not yet in the love of running, just the liking and sometimes it seems to be a very long minute or two. When I finished today I looked at the numbers and started to cry. I am disappointed in me, why I’m not sure because I am giving it my all but did I set up a speed or time that I can’t do? I have 3 weeks before the race, can anyone help me see what I’m doing wrong. I truly wish I had stayed with Brad’s 100 day challenge and I would know this all by know but I didn’t and I’m rushing myself a bit because I want to run this race faster and better then in June. I’m being to obsessed about it maybe. Help if you can.
Today’s the first day of the challenge. I ate well, I exercised well and I drank my water. I didn’t read my book yet but will as soon as it arrives (yes I just ordered it from 1/2.com so it’ll be a couple more days). A great day #1.
This week is daycare for 6 days, I’ll have apples to do, tomatoes to do and a trip to Brainerd for groceries. 2 scout meetings tomorrow night and I also have the first 2 cords of 12 cords of wood to start stacking. Mike is working away again for the next 5 days, 2 in Detroit lakes and 3 in Bemidji. I’m not yet use to him being away for so long and weekends seem so short but he’s loving it and earning some money so it’s all good. A busy week is on it’s way.
I wish you all well on your challenge's, life style changes and journeys. Have a blessed Sunday. A day of rest, a family day, a day to rejuvenate and prepare for a grand week. Take care my friends. God bless you all!!