btw, if anyone wants to join me in this race (liza), the sign up info and online registration app is here: http://www.nyrr.org/races/2010/r0228x00.asp. i prefer...slow people. or if you're fast, come run the race, go home, shower, eat something, then come back and wait at the finish line for me.
|1||Rest||1.5 mi run||CT or Rest||1.5 mi run||Rest||1.5 mi run||20-30 min EZ|
|2||Rest||1.75 mi run||CT or Rest||1.5 mi run||Rest||1.75 mi run||20-30 min EZ|
|3||Rest||2 mi run||CT or Rest||1.5 mi run||Rest||2 mi run||20-30 min EZ|
|4||Rest||2.25 mi run||CT or Rest||1.5 mi run||Rest||2.25 mi run||25-35 min EZ|
|5||Rest||2.5 mi run||CT or Rest||2 mi run||Rest||2.5 mi run||25-35 min EZ|
|6||Rest||2.75 mi run||CT||2 mi run||Rest||2.75 mi run||35-40 min EZ|
|7||Rest||3 mi run||CT||2 mi run||Rest||3 mi run||40 min EZ|
|8||Rest||3 mi run||CT or Rest||2 mi run||Rest||Rest|| Race!|
(CT means cross-training, like elliptical/biking and EZ means...take it easy...)
this is a chart i found online. it says it's an 8 week plan for beginner runners wanting to run a 5K. ok. so. what do you call someone who's lower than a beginner? because i don't think i can run 1.5 miles straight right now without stopping. so...yeah. we'll see what happens. if i don't write in this blog again...
training: day 0
i didn't really train today. it was just a day to try out my new shoes (what? the chart says training starts monday. also, i'm sore as hell from yesterday's workout. note to self, don't bike while listening to rhcp). the shoes felt pretty good, but the higher arch support will take some getting used to. you know what my problem is? i am lazy. or even when i'm trying not to be lazy, i still follow that "path of least resistance" principle. or even when i'm forcing myself to not to take that path, i do everything i can to make it easier on myself. for example, rewards. (i'm a big rewards person. to get studying done in law school, i'd tell myself that i'd get an ice cream break after every 30 min. of studying...and kids, this is why i can't run 1.5 miles straight without stopping. no, of course not! it's my flat feet.) not 5 min. after i signed up for the race, i thought about all the restaurants i could run to while i train: excellent dumpling house is 2.7 miles from home, nha trang is 2.7 miles from home, veniero's is 3.6 miles from home. don't worry. i'll burn it all off! it'll be glorious! i'll leave you with the inspiring lyrics from eye of the tiger: "risin' up, straight to the top / have the guts, got the glory / went the distance, now i'm not gonna stop / just a (wo)man and his will to survive." don't say it's cliche. you know you're singing it in your head right now.