Here we go! A new week; a new training regime.
Now that I’ve conquered Couch 2 5K, it’s time to take on the next level. Ten kilometers. Six-point-two miles.
I don’t even know who I am, anymore.
I have loved being active, but it’s been a long time since I’ve been excited about pushing myself further, and working towards increasing my goals. It’s a dizzying feeling, really. Every day, I just go a little farther, a little faster and a little harder. Some days are incredibly hard, but instead of being discouraged, I have started looking at those days as opportunities to do better next time.
My first day of 5-10K was a good day. As usual, there was a warm up and cool down period of five minutes each, and in between those, a “steady” 20 minute run. I pushed it in the beginning, slowing up towards the end. It was brutally hot out, which means that I’m going to have to start running a little earlier in the day. Not my favorite, but it will be better for my performance, in the long run.
Overall, it was a satisfying, solid run.
I am also starting to think about my pace goals for my first 5K on Memorial Day weekend. I feel like 30 minutes is unreasonably short, 45 is unreasonably long, so I am waffling between 35 and 40. I guess I’ll just see how I’m feeling closer to the day and go from there.