Tips on getting back into running.
– Take it slow (I’m not very good at this) but I’ll start with the 3 miles and gradually increase it up to the 10 mile mark)
– Journal. (Good thing I have this blog) keep track of everything. Distance, time to complete, how you felt, number of runs, etc.
– Set weekly goal– achievable ones. My plan is to get at least 100 miles in the month of December.
Wk. 1- 21 miles (average 3 miles daily)
Wk. 2- 28 miles (average 4 miles daily
Wk. 3- 35 miles (average 5 miles daily)
Wk. 4 – 35 miles (average 5 miles daily)
– Routine is Key: stick to your plan. Go everyday even if it means you walk the whole way or even try a run walk interval and make a game of it.
I am completely disgusted with myself. I have all but lost the desire to go out and run. Ok maybe I have the desire; I just don’t have the will, or is it the other way round.
Anyways since the marathon, I have only been out running twice and both times not more than 3 miles. Only twice in two weeks. …..WTF??!!!
Last night I was determined to get back on track. I even put out my clothes so that I could get into them immediately I got out of bed. This morning my alarm clock rang at 5.31. I mentally shouted at myself to get out of bed and go ran. I did not want to. I finally pulled myself out of bed at around 5:33 and even got as far as getting dressed. The whole time I was telling myself I how I should get back into bed, how I did not have even the tiniest bit of desire to get out. The sane part of my brain keep shouting all those positive slogans you read about “ you only regret the run you don’t take, blah….blah… blah and so on.
Anyway you know what I did??? I took off my running clothes and got BACK into bed. What the Bloody Hell!!!!
Yup. I went back to sleep and when I got up about 2hrs later, I was completely disgusted with myself. How could I be so weak? I know what I need to be doing but yet I can’t seem to be able to take the next step.
Tomorrow is the first of December and I will run everyday this month if it kills me. I have a set a goal (yes another goal no need to roll your eyes) and I am going to run all 31 days of December. Not only that, but my goal is to get 100 miles done. No more excuses.
I am looking at different Marathon training programs that I can start on as soon as the New Year begins. As of Jan, I will have exactly 6 months to prepare for my first marathon of the year. I’m actually going to have a time goal for this race. I need to get it under 4 hrs. In order to do that, I need to get to goal weight 147lbs preferably lower, and I need to train like a beast. I have 6 months to lose about 20 pounds and build strong muscles for this race. I will not fail.