Train for and run a 5k – the beginning
May 16, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Today, I started actually doing something on my 101/1001 list: train for and run a 5k.
My trusty running shoes: I’ve worn this style since I was 16!
I can run a mile, no problem. I’ve run more than 10 5ks in my life. I could probably (maybe) run one without training. But I’m not sure. I thought I’d train for it just to be sure.
So I found this training schedule. But ugh, the first four weeks sounded wayy too easy. So I skipped to week 5:
I guess I knew that interval training was harder than just running outright. I knew it the way I knew the First Amendment in high school. I could talk about it, but I didn’t feel it in my bones. I now feel it in my bones that interval training is harder.
Y’all, that was the hardest 20-minute workout I’ve had in forever. Like, since my swim-a-mile-per-day era. Of course, I was way more in shape (and younger) back then.
This might be harder than I thought.