Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Fat Girl Running

The whole time I've been doing the Couch to 5K, I've been focused on just making it through so I could make it to the next thing. There was always the next interval to make it to.

I'm here. I'm at the last interval. I can run 30 minutes.

The next part, this part I'm not so sure about.

I need to go faster, and I need to go farther.

I don't know how to get there. I don't know how I'm supposed to do this.

Tonight when I was running, I felt fat for the first time since I started this. The faster I try to go, the more that I bounce. It is uncomfortable and frustrating.

So I think the next thing is to just keep trying to farther. The pace I'm going is slow, but it is going none the less. It is doing what it needs to do right now. Maybe I'll always be really slow.

Who knows though. Maybe the fast will happen some day.


andreaberg said...

The fast will come! The fact that you can run non-stop for 30 minutes is incredible! So, when is your first race?

LutherLiz said...

I would just try a bit more at a time. 30 min, 35, 40, 45... Or just try to hit 2.15 miles, 2.2, 2.4 in 30 minutes. Go faster for a minute and then slow to the jog again?

You have done some amazingly, I'm sure you'll do this too!

Birdie said...

Dude! You're doing awesome. One idea to increase speed a little and add some variety to your workout would be to do fartleks. Funny word for a kind of fun thing.

I have been doing them once a week and the best part is announcing "I just ran some fartleks!" haha.

kristen said...

I thought of fartleks too. And I agree with Birdie, fun to say!

Fast takes time, but remember what's most important is not speed, but the fact you're doing it...

mudnessa said...

Awesome job. I just started couch to 5k. Yesterday was day 2 for me. Can't wait till I can actually run longer distance.

Rebecca said...

Nothin' wrong with slow as long as you go!