And then I thought... I'm not trying to be a fitness expert. I'm not trying to show people that I'm this amazing runner. I am a normal person who decided to get off her ass and exercise. My blog isn't about mechanics or what research is out there that proves this exercise is better than that exercise. Nobody should expect me to run like the wind or bench press twice my weight. And if they do, then they don't know me and don't know what my purpose is. Which, fortunately for me, is not actually my problem.
So, I'm just going to lay it out there. I ran 4.00 miles in 51 minutes. That's pretty slow. My pace was 12.86/mile. I could prattle off a million excuses as to why I am so slow, but the fact of the matter is, I'm still getting used to running, especially sustaining my speed, and progress is slow but steady. I did backslide a little the last couple of weeks because I was super lazy and had a cold, so I didn't exercise for like 10 days straight. That's my own fault - I should have been exercising while sick, but I just felt frustrated.
Tim made me a schedule, which starts next week... but I wanted to give myself a little bonus time, so I ran yesterday to test out my heel and then I ran again today for a "long" run.
Here is next week's schedule:
Tim and I are huge excel dorks, so we have a nice google document that I created (and had to format in an aesthetically pleasing way) so he can see what I'm doing based on the schedule he created. Every Sunday night, I'll post the next week's schedule along with the completed table of what I did the week before.
Next Monday I'm going to go to the gym and cross train on a bicycle, then do some abs/arms. Next Thursday, I'm going to go to the Bryant Part free Yoga class. I'm not going to add the non-running to the spread sheet just because it adds a lot more clutter to it.
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