I started an 8-week 5K training plan...um... over 7 weeks ago. That's right... I am now on week 8! So I guess it is going well :-) . My goal was to see if I could learn to like to run or at least not HATE it! In the past whenever I would try to run I would head out and expect to be able to run 3 straight miles right away and in one day somehow establish a new habit and become a running enthusiast. HA! Yeah right. Crash and burn every time and HATE it and not try again for years.
This time I found Spark People's 5K training plans and decided to follow one and NOT go overboard or try to rush through the process.
All Spark People 5K plans...
5K Your Way Rookie Running Plan
The first few weeks were pretty easy and it was tempting to jump ahead but I resisted.
As it became more challenging I found myself thinking ahead to the upcoming weeks and wondering if I would be ready and able to get to the next level. To my delight, I have made the transition every week so far and now find myself at the final week of my current program.
I have no formal race scheduled yet but I am looking for the right opportunity and I will be ready when I find it! It is a great feeling :)