So apparently I am a go big or go home kind of girl...yet I don't really think out if I would really be ok with going home. So I had said previously that my goal was to run a 10k by the end of the summer. Well I didn't realize that most 10K running programs suggest 12 weeks to bump from running 2.5 miles to the 6 needed. Well hello I am not even doing a mile fully running right now and the race is 7 weeks away. I am not giving up or quitting but I think I may change my race to the 5k with a goal of running it fully and with a decent time. My new more realistic goal will be to run a 10k by the end of the school year. I am a big girl and want to run long term so if I go to much to quick I am nervous I am going to injure myself. As it is there are some runs that I need to have more than one day recovery for my calfs and ankles.
It also makes me a little sad because my overall goal that I never really talked about was the run in the Hartford Marathon this October as a tribute to my dad. I really wanted to cross that finish line. I think it is more realistic to have the goal of a 10k by next spring then train for the half marathon over the summer. Most half marathon training programs are 12-14 weeks.
I often find I put so much pressure on myself to achieve (whatever that goal is) that I often get discouraged and quit. Well not this time. I don't think there is anything wrong with looking at my goals and saying....guess what its still a goal but just a different time frame. Sort of like my weight loss. It doesn't have to happen over night...it just needs to happen!
So I will keep you all updated on my 5k training. My last run I did 20 minutes without stopping and that was good but my time is still super slow. Hoping that if I faithfully do the couch to 5k program I will get that time better than the last time I rushed the program! Who else out there is training for something fun?