I have followed through on my last post. I’m following my own advice. I’m running again. It’s great. I did my first run with no walk breaks since August yesterday. It was a beautiful snow run through a local park. It looked like a winter wonderland and felt amazing I wanted to just keep running and running but decided to still stop at twenty minutes since it was my first run with no walk breaks. I feel like I’m finally getting somewhere.
I’m still spinning two to three times a week and really enjoying that. I’ve found the instructors I like and know it’s good to keep up the cross training. My plan at this point it to keep going to spin two to three times a week and to continue building my runs up by running three times a week. Once I’ve got a base of being able to run I would like to build up some distance, but at this point I’d just like to get some base miles in. Now that I have done twenty minutes I want to sign up for a 5k just to prove to myself I can still do it. Getting to twenty-five minutes and then thirty minutes shouldn’t be too far away at this point.
- Ragnar Chicago – June
- Milwaukee Running Festival – November
I am terrified of doing too much too soon so have banned myself from registering for anything else at this point. I will probably need to be one of the runners with lower mileage for Ragnar, but really after last year I’ll just be happy to run all three legs. I believe a November half marathon is safe as far as building up distance and speed. Sticking with baby steps and I’ll eventually get back to distance running.