I'm excited because today I go from timed running to distance running. The mileage increases very slowly over the course of 12 weeks and will culminate with the Cotton Row 10K.
I think the thing that encouraged me the most was the fact that several coaches were sitting in my position a year or two ago! Several have run half-marathons and a few have done a marathon...and a few have done several marathons!! There was one very impressive young "girl" there who has run several ultra marathons.
It would be a gross understatement to say I'm excited!
I'll get on here later and post after my two mile run...but for now, here's the training schedule for this week:
The walk to run program (which is probably the group I'm in since I am still walking during my runs) allows for an interval of 4 minutes running with 1 minute walking the first week. I won't lie, I'm nervous. I haven't run a solid four minute interval (except for the race, which ended up being 2.5K when I ran over 15 minutes). But I have to do MORE than I've done in the past in order to IMPROVE!!Monday 2 miles
Tuesday 2.5 miles
Wednesday Cross Train or rest
Thursday 2 miles
Saturday 3 miles
Sunday 60 minute walk or Cross Train
I'll let you know how it goes....