No walking

OK so I walk when I have to, but today I ran 5 miles and no walking.  It has been almost 2 months and its unbelievable that I couldn’t run 1/2 a mile back then. I’m not breaking any land speed records, but for someone who hasn’t run in years, I feel like its an accomplishment. As you continue to train, there will be days that you do walk. I find that sometimes my stride gets off somehow and walking can help me break out of whatever weird lean/strain I have going on and focus on my form again.
I really think that form is something I don’t focus on enough. As a new runner, going and breathing can be all I can keep up with in my head. Once in a while it can be good to slow things way down and focus on getting some balance in your stride. It is still a morale booster to be able to continuously run for a full 5 miles. So if nothing else, try to get something out of your run. I don’t know if there really is such a thing as a junk mile, but I think you can work on something if you are out there running.

By | 2015-07-04T20:49:22+00:00 May 25th, 2014|running, training plans|0 Comments

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I have gone up and down in weight over my life. I ran cross-country in high school, but that was 25 years ago. I was up to 245lbs at 5'6" tall, not good. I have tried all different styles of eating, from vegan to low-carb. After really seeing how out of shape I was, I decided to get in shape. A year later, I have been running at least 3 days a week and am getting ready for my first marathon. As a fat runner, I'm not fast, I'm not going to win, but I will finish.

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