I just recently decided that I want to run a 5K on Labor Day. I haven’t been running at all since I jacked myself last year. Now that my weight is down, I decided it was time to get moving again.
I only have 3 weeks to prep for the 5K, so I’m going to have to kick this into overdrive. There is no easing into this. Keeping that theme, I jogged/walked 5K yesterday. Here are the stats:
74 degrees, 62% humidity I ran 3.2mi in 37:53.
I know I’m not breaking any records. The run did feel pretty good. I’ve decided that a lot of my problems were the shoes I was wearing. I’ve done a few small runs lately in some cross-trainers and it felt good. Yesterday I decided to go back to my running shoes and I had some foot pain again. I’m throwing those damn things out. They just don’t work with my body. I’ll go back to Brooks; they were more comfortable, but they wore out quicker than I would have liked.
I ran the first 1.75 miles at a good pace without stopping. After that I lost some of my steam and had to walk a minute. At that point I alternated jogging and walking making sure to keep my walks no longer than 1 minute. Jogging is so much easier with a few pounds gone. I can only hope that it will get even easier still.