This one is about running

9 Oct

I ran again last night! The cooler night air that’s setting in is perfect for evening jogs. I’ve been following the app on my phone to help me get in shape for the 5k on Thanksgiving. Each week the intensity gets a little higher. This week is as follows:
– 5 minute warm-up walk
– (90 seconds of jogging, 2 minutes of running) x 6
– 5 minute cool-down walk

Next week it ramps up quite a bit. The running portions are two cycles of 2 minutes running, 2 minutes walking, 3 minutse running, 3 minutes walking. That’s 3 whole minutes of running continuously! Hopefully I can keep up the pace. I find that it’s harder to run outside. My running buddy, Claire, said that I run a little faster than she does which she likes, because she feels like she runs too slow. I had no idea I ran so quickly! Maybe that’s why I feel like I can barely make it to the end of the cycle when I’m on pavement. I don’t have the treadmill speed to keep me steady.

Another thing I’m trying to do more, along with this whole jogging thing, is drink a ton more water. Plain water is boring to me though so I’ve started putting lemon in water to make it a little more interesting.

What are some tips you have for a new runner? Anything that helps you focus on the running or any other ideas?

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2 Responses to “This one is about running”

  1. Calyn October 16, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Crazy beats that keep you motivated! I have yet to try to run outside, as I feel like I can’t breathe that well, so am only speaking from experience on an elliptical/working out in a gym, but I listen to the most ridiculous music when I do!

    • paigetopus October 17, 2012 at 8:45 am #

      I downloaded some ridiculous dubstep and that helps! also… so does “single ladies” šŸ™‚

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