For those of you that are new to my blog, I started a running clinic three weeks ago at Leigh Ann's gym. It's a nine week program that leads up to running a 10k as a group. We are about 18 girls that run together on Thursdays (our long runs) and have "homework" to complete the rest of the week.
I do wish I had completely finished training for a 5k before starting the 10k program, but I new I needed a push so I bit the bullet. I was, frankly, a little out of my league. All I had done was about half of the Couch to 5k and got bored with it. I needed something out of the box and this is definitely it. I had a rough start but I am improving by leaps and bounds.
Yesterday's group run was 4 miles. I am getting so much better with pacing myself and breathing that I was so much more prepared yesterday than usual. I had a rough start but I was able to take control and ran most of the 4 miles. I actually finished 4 miles in less time than last week's 3.5! To me that is a success, whether I was dead last or not. I will say, though, I was only dead last this time because two girls cut across a street and I ran the whole thing. I look at it as my run and whether I'm last or not, I will make it count. I told Leigh Ann earlier in the day that my goal would be to finish all four miles in an hour. And that's exactly what I did. Exactly one hour, down to the minute. I was so pumped! I forgot to turn off my heart rate monitor after, so the time was off, but look how many calories I burned! Ain't that somethin'?
Anyway, tomorrow we have a 2.5 miler (or maybe 3, I forget) to accomplish bright and early before we both head out with our husbands to go tailgating. It should be a full, fun weekend for me!
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and I can't wait to catch up on all the new blogs I've discovered for the link up today!