A Huge “Duh” Moment

You know when people give you the same advice over and over and over again, and you just think to yourself, “I KNOW ALREADY! GEEZ!”? That has always been me, so you’re not alone. (And if you honestly listen and implement every bit of advice you’re given, you are inhuman and should donate your brain to medical science.) But, one fateful day when I decided to give one piece of running advice a chance, I unfortunately showed myself that all of those people had been right all along. Continue reading

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Too Much, Too Soon

This may be The Queen of Excuses talking, but I think I’ve done too much too soon with my running. In the back of my mind when I signed up for the Intermediate 10K Training Program, I thought it was a bit ambitious. Given that until I started “training” under that regimen, my longest run in the past 6 months was 2 miles; next thing I know, I have to run 4 miles, then 5 miles, then 4 miles again…!

Well, given that my Wednesday 5-miler was a fail (due to a number of reasons), having only run shy of 4 miles, I figured on Thursday I could just extend the scheduled 4-miler by one mile. Easy peasy!

Er… not…

Within the first half mile, my right hamstring was feeling strained. Then my right hip. Next thing I know, at 2.13 miles, I started to walk. I pretty much walked 70% of the way back home, finishing up at a mere 3.7-ish miles. Even after stretching and getting a good night’s rest, my hammy is still quite sensitive. Boo!

So, I’m switching to the Beginner 10K Training Program starting on 6 August. 1.5 miles, 1.5 miles, 2 miles in week one. Much more manageable! The longest run in the program is 10K (6.2 miles) which is on the last week (week 8).

Fail? I think not!