I've decided to do a 9 week program to get back into running. I mentioned in my previous post, I have had a lot of injuries this year, due to thinking I am invincible starting out too hard and fast, and not giving my body enough time to adjust to new routines.
I was browsing training programs and stumbled upon this guide here. I have a hard time accepting that this is where I am at, because I honestly do not enjoy running under 3 miles. I am more of a distance runner, in fact, I love running 6 or more miles at a time. I now understand that in order to get back there, I have to take baby steps or I'll be benching it yet again, waiting for my injury to heal.
The thing I love about this particular 5k training program is that it only requires 3x a week. That is less than half of the days, which seems like less pressure to get out and run. Time won't be so much of an issue either, 20-30 minutes per workout is all that it takes.
I have to get my jiggly-self outside (rain or shine) and do it this week, or I'll likely be faced with the "it's too cold outside" dilemma. If I can get back to an addictive 3+miles a run before the brutal chill of winter, there is a very good chance I will be in crazy-running-addict-mode enough to run in the 20 degree tundra that I expect will be hitting by December.
If I get my way, next fall I will run my first marathon, in Chicago! I've been dreaming of running that 26.2 mile race for the last couple of years. (Not to mention visiting Chicago, which I hear has some serious foodie-friendly restaurants!)
What are your fitness goals for the fall and the winter? Do you want to try the 9 week program?
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