Monday, March 1, 2010

New Week-New Schedule!!

I went to my running group kick-off last Tuesday, and talked to one of my coaches afterwards.  She suggested (or agreed with my idea) that I rest until our kick off run.  That's technically tomorrow, but since there is a run on the schedule for today, I'm coming off my rest TODAY!!

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:
Monday 2 miles
Tuesday 2.5 miles
Wednesday Cross Train or rest
Thursday 2 miles
Friday Rest
Saturday 3 miles
Sunday 60 minute walk or Cross Train
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!!

I'll let you know how it goes....


  1. You'll do great; there is no need to be nervous. Like your coaches, just over two years ago, I couldn't run 2 miles. There is no secret and no shortcut. You just have to work, which you have shown that you're willing to do.

  2. How exciting for you! I swear if it wasn't 20 degrees out, I'd be in my jogging shoes. I am always so inspired after reading your posts. Maybe I will be in your shoes this time next year! So happy for you and look forward to your next post!

  3. How exhilarating! Can't wait to hear more !!!!


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