Monday, September 5, 2011

First Race coming up

Jessica and I have been keeping up with our TG workouts a few days a week on my non-running days, and I'm still religious about my running group.  So far I'm the only person who has never missed a class, and that's including our coach!  I'm excited to say that my running has improved significantly in the past week.  I am now able to run continuously rather than having to stop and walk in the middle of my runs.  This is a HUGE accomplishment for me.  It started last Wednesday, when I just kept running at the point where I was supposed to walk.  Then, Saturday I repeated the same thing on a longer run, and I even had a really strong finish.  Today, I also went for a relatively long run and I actually felt good the entire time!!!  I think I'm starting to get the hang of this after 6 weeks!

My coach talked me into running in the Run with the Heroes 5K that's taking place on September 11th.  I was initially worried that I wouldn't be able to run the whole race, but with my improvement over the last week I should be able to handle it!  The goal is to set a PR for myself, so that I can beat it the next time.  No problem, I can run slowly. :)

8/28: Total Gym Beginner's workout (2 miles + drills)
8/29: Running class
8/30: 0
8/31: Running class (2 miles + drills + speed work)
9/1: Total Gym Beginner's workout
9/2: 0
9/3: Running class (4 to 5 miles + drills)
9/4: Total Gym Beginner's workout
9/5: Running class (3.5 to 4 miles + drills)

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