Friday, January 29, 2010


Today I managed a 10K on the treadmill!  it actually wasn't that bad.  I wanted to do a 6 mile run, but when I got close to the end, I decided to just tack on another .2 miles and make it a 10K.  I haven't raced a 10K yet, but in my head I have a goal of 1:10.  When I ran it on the treadmill today, I finished in 67 minutes and change.  That included a couple walking breaks so that I could get a drink of water.  I find it almost impossible to drink while running.  I always end up spilling it down my front and choking on the water that does make it into my mouth. 

I am excited to start my half marathon training program.  The race isn't until the end of May and I don't 'technically' start my training until the middle of March, but I am looking forward to increasing my mileage..and doing most of my running outside!!  I can't wait!

I am also thinking of getting a Garmin.  I think it would be a wonderful way to keep up on my pace when I'm running outside.  And, I can be sure to get my full mileage in, rather that just guessing while I'm running.  My internal GPS isn't very accurate.  When I get the money from my accident settlement, I also want to get a membership at the local SNAP fitness.  I have wanted to start lifting weights for quite a while.  I really loved lifting in college and I remember some good times in the weight room hanging out with the guys.  Mostly, I think they were laughing at me.  I know that I WONT be listening to Metallica while I'm lifting.  I didn't like it then and I don't like it now.  But I am certainly looking forward to getting a little muscle definition. 

My next race is a week away and I am feeling pretty good about it.  I'm going to try to get a speed workout in on Monday and maybe a long run on Tuesday or Wednesday.  The best part is definitely going to be hanging out with Jason, Anne and Brady.  I love them to pieces and I'm so glad that Jason is motivating me to get my butt in gear for this half marathon.  I am desperately looking for a 10K to run in March.  I can't seem to find anything but 5Ks or half marathons.  I really want to get a 10K or a 15K in before I start my hard core training.  I guess I'll keep looking

1 comment:

  1. DEF recommend lifting. After I started lifting my running times improved significantly! I was doing arms and the added upper body strength makes you run more efficiently.