Toward my first 5K
Last night, I ran my longest interval ever—in my life. It was only 12 minutes (the actual program was 5 minute warm up, 5 minute run, 5 minute walk, 12 minute run) but I was pretty happy with myself, as hard as it was. I’ve never been a good runner and since I started in May, I’ve had to take things very, very, very slow. But when I think about how I started on the treadmill, alternating between 1 minute runs and 1 1/2 minute walks for thirty minutes, to where I am now, I get a pretty big smile on my face. Hell, it was just a few weeks ago when a 5 minute run interval seemed so awful. Now it’s like, wow… just five minutes please.
I’m still balls slow though, average about 10 minute miles on my run intervals and just over 13 minute miles over all, with the cool downs and warm ups. But once I can to running longer intervals, I can concentrate on speed.
ps – not my feet. I run in Vibrams Five Fingers. Ever try them? I’d love to know your experience with them. It’s been pretty good for me so far.