This morning I started the 10-miler training program! I am very excited, even though I am starting in group 1 when last year I started in group 3. I probably could have pushed myself into group 2 (they were going on a 2 mile run this morning versus my 3/4 on the track…) but I’m trying to be smart this time around and prevent injury. I am still getting hilly walks in with Christine (my former running partner until my injuries and her pregnancy! she’s due in april!) so I feel like I can take it nice and slow with getting back into the running.
The first day was great! It was definitely easy for me, but that’s ok. I’m not pushing myself. We did 3/4 miles on the track, walking the curves and running the straights. I’m supposed to do that 2 more times before next Saturday when we will do a mile. They said it is fine to run the whole thing if you feel that you are in between groups one and two, which I am, so I think I will run the full workouts from now on. I KNOW that I could run a full mile on the track, probably even two, without pushing myself past my limits. But since I’m cross-training with a little walking, I’m still going to take it easy.
The hubby and I are off to the Vintage Apple Festival today (yay! i love festivals!) so I will post my findings and eatings when we get back from that.