Just came in from my first training "run"...I'm using the quotations because it was really more of a walk with teeny bits of acceleration.
I have an interesting (well, I say "interesting") thought process going on, consisting of being embarrassed that I can't just RUN 10 KILOMETERS. The embarrassment only applies to YOU people - the blog readers.
I find myself not wanting to tell you that I am starting the Couch to 10K - I'd rather wait until May, and tell you that I HAVE DONE the 10K.
Must be that fear of failing I mentioned the other day.
Overall, it felt good. Here are my impressions.
- I felt like I could have run a lot more, which is a good sign that the program may not be as entirely too much for me as I had feared. I need all 13 weeks, though, just to make sure I don't get shin splints.
- The running segments felt better in the last half than in the first half.
- It was so great to be in the outdoors again...I hadn't realized how house-bound I have been feeling.
- My daughter did well: did I tell you that Charlotte is doing the 10K with me? She is 11 - the one who recently broke her collarbone.
Thanks for all your comments on the "Should I or shouldn't I?" post. I really appreciate your cheering me on!