Thursday, March 29, 2007

A couple weeks ago, I attempted to jog a mile or so and felt ready to pass out. My initial reaction was "running sure does suck; won't be doing that again anytime soon!" But then I realized that it really bothers me to be unable to handle such a mild test of endurance, and now I've set myself the goal of being able to go two miles without feeling awful. I'm starting out slow; this week I'm alternating 90 seconds of jogging with 90 seconds of walking for a total of 21 minutes. Next week I'm going to jog 2 minutes before walking 90 seconds, and I'm hoping to be able to up it to three minutes the week after that.

I don't know the exact mileages I've been covering, but so far (in my all of two sessions) I'm going approximately two miles in about 23 minutes, which I think is a decent combined walking/running pace. I do indeed feel awful afterwards, but I'm not pushing myself to the verge of vomiting, as I did in high school.

I'm hoping to reach my goal before it gets too hot- wishful thinking?


Nana said...

That's great, Sarah. I remember one training method where you'd walk 2x steps then run x steps. (Hmmm...except now I can't remember whether you walked the 2x or ran the 2x ...arrrrgh.)I found that sort of good because I concentrated on counting rather than how bad everything felt! Kudos for continuing. I can't even make myself get out there and WALK. Maybe you will inspire me.

shannon said...

Yay! A running partner when I visit!