Okay so I’ve done Couch to 5k before and I only did it for 3 weeks. BUT in that 3 week period I found that I was able to go from running 1/2 a mile without stopping to 1 mile without stopping. I know I’ve said this over and over again in this blog, but I HATE RUNNING. I mean, I can’t breathe when I do it! My heart rate goes up to almost 200 bpm and I’m dying! My goal is to run a 5k by Thanksgiving. So gives me… *counts fingers*… 8 1/2 months to learn how to run 3.1 miles! That’s totally do-able right? *cries*
Does anyone have any tips on learning how to run 3.1 miles? How often should I run a week? If I am on the treadmill what speed should I run at? I read that you should take a day off in between runs. So maybe I should run Mon, Wed, Fri and do strength training Tues, Thurs, Sat? If I do that for 8 months straight I should be ready right? Sometimes I feel like a complete disappointment because I can’t run long distances. All of my friends can… even my overweight friends can run 10ks! Maybe that is my motivation to get running. I just don’t want to be a disappointment to myself anymore. It is so frustrating!