Tuesday, March 1, 2011

5k Trainig: Day One

I did it.  I made it through my first day of training.  Of course, I've already done this run, but it was almost a month ago.  I'm not sure how much I've improved, or if at all, but I'm going to keep going.  It started off with a good five minute warm-up, 15:50 pace, and then came the first interval.  Running is....hard.  My legs were already on fire, my heart pounding and I was just starting.  I thought over and over again how hard it was.  The more I thought about it, the harder it became.  My mind stronger than my body, I began to slow.  Then I remembered to listen to the music beating in my ears.  Don't think, just move.  Follow the beat, one foot in front of the other.  Each time I did this, my pace picked up.  Just as I would get comfortable, the doubts crowded back in and pain would take over.  It took great effort to push it off, harder each time.  Tomorrow I need to clear my mind more.  It's just movement.  We were built to do it, so go out and do it.

Stats for the day:

Avg. Pace
Avg Speed


IntervalsPace (min/mi)Elevation (ft)
5:00 (warmup)15:592
1:00 (fast)11:481
1:00 (slow)16:45-1
1:00 (fast)11:580
1:00 (slow)16:18-1
1:00 (fast)13:00-1
1:00 (slow)17:251
1:00 (fast)13:53-1
1:00 (slow)17:180
1:00 (fast)13:541
1:00 (slow)17:38-1
5:00 (cooldown)18:38-1
0:04 (extra)23:250

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