Originally Posted by OhMel
Trust the program. . .
This is like my mantra right now...I can't believe I'm out and running as it is & that I'll be able to make it through a 5k at the end, but I am trusting the program & I know that if I do that, I will
be able to run a 5k by the end...even if it takes me an hour to do so!
On that note, I found a 5k to run the day after my program ends...has anyone signed up for an event to help them stick to the schedule/program? I'm thinking of signing up for this just for the extra incentive.
LM- thanks for the explanation!!
I'm a fellow tall person, I am 5'11" never quite made it to 6 feet, unfortunately. I always wanted to be 6'1".
I just finished wk 2 today. Yay!!! Today's run was AWESOME. I felt really strong and fast...I just went with it and gave the workout my all. It felt really great.
Aurora - If I were you I think that I would start wk 3 and then if by the end of the week you are still struggling with the workout then do an extra day of it before moving on. I think of the day1 of each wk as being introduced to the new workout, the day2 of 'trying' the new workout and day3 as 'doing' the workout. You usually feel comfortable with it on that third day & then you get to move on to the next workout introduction. Not sure if that makes sense, but it's how I am thinking about the program at this point. (btw-I'm feeling intimidated by the thought of those longer runs, too, but we can do it. Look at everyone else before us who already has!!!)
I don't have anything to add to the speed conversation. I've just finished wk2 & I run it the timed way, so I really am not sure how far I'm running during each running portion, just that I'm running for 90sec. at a time. I do have a feeling that my pace right now is a LOT faster than it will be once I'm running for longer stretches. The path I run on does have markers every quarter mile, so with the longer running interval I should be able to better gauge how far I'm running next week. Still won't be up to a mile yet though!