SOURCE: Self Magazine
Anyway my first "real" 5k is on October 12th which means I have approximately 6 weeks to prepare. I printed out a 5-week 5k training schedule from self.com. If all goes according to plan, I will start training on Tuesday. Technically the schedule starts on a Monday, but I will be in Vermont for Labor Day weekend. As such, I did my Monday workout yesterday.
5k training: day #1Day 1 of training consisted of running 1 mile at an easy pace... and I did it! I jogged an entire mile without stopping; I did not walk one single step of the way :) Granted it took me 13 minutes on the treadmill, but I don't even care because I DID IT!!!!
I should probably note that I am a HORRIBLE runner. In my head, I'm a realy good runner; I always imagine myself running swiftly through nature with my ponytail bouncing in the wind and my skin glistening in the morning sun. This, however, is never the case. In reality, I struggle to run from one telephone pole to another. I start really ambitious and then tire out halfway through he first song on my playlist. This makes the rest of the run a miserable combination of gagging, walking, and mental cursing.
So although it might not be a big deal to anyone else, I'm proud of my one mile :)