Monday, April 21, 2014

Update: Battle of the Bulge

Things continue to progress on the running front, although that progress has slowed.  The most recent obstacle that has held things up is what I have pictured here: an interval training session where five different 12 minute runs are conducted, with walks in between.  

It has been a tough wall to climb over.  Numerous times something would ache - sometimes very early into the run - and I'd tap out.  While I know the mind wants to quit far earlier than the body will, I am also cognizant of my age and want to make sure that I don't do anything which could lead to injury.

Now that interval training is complete, I move to longer runs, but shorter amounts of total running.  For example, while the image of my nemesis session shows 60 minutes of running, my run tomorrow is scheduled for three 15 minute intervals for a total of 45 minutes running.  Psychologically, it seems quite doable.  Hopefully the body feels the same way.  

I'm 8 weeks away from my first ever 10k, and I'm on pace.  Let's hope things stay that way and I can avoid any walls like the one that I just got over.

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