Ok, so progress report.
I’m still not a fan of running lol
If you want to know more about my relationship with running, what race I’m running and all that good stuff read this post here.
So, I’m a month into my training to run my very first 5k.
I’m seeing progress. My endurance has increased to about 5-10 minutes without feeling like I’m gonna have a heart attack and pass out on the pavement floor. That happens around the 15-minute mark lol.
I’m also really focusing on my posture. Cause before I would run with my head looking down. A BIG NO NO! Fixing my posture has definitely helped me last longer while running.
To help me prepare for this race and as a person who just can’t rely on tracking time in my head to save my life, I’ve been using a couple of apps that have REALLY help track my progress over the course of the month.
Yeah, it’s just called Intervals. But this has been the one thing that has kept me in check while running 3-5x a week. I love it.
This last week, I’ve bumped up my time from 18 minutes, where I ran for 1 minute and rest for 2 minutes to a 24-minute interval run, running for 2 minutes and resting for 1 minute.
The cool thing about this app is that you get to customize the time and intervals to better suit your running needs. I like that it’s simple to navigate, you can input how many cycles you want to do, how many sets.
Simple yet effective.
If you are looking for a running app that helps you manage your running, Intervals is a great option, especially if you’re just starting out.
It’s available for both Apple products and Android.
NIKE+ RUN CLUB
I’ve had this one for so long and it has never let me down.
You can do challenges with your friends, join running clubs, track your achievements, but what I use it the most is just to keep track of how much I run.
It records time, pace, where you run, and it even shows what color your run levels are based on how much you ran in total. Pretty neat.
This app is also available for both Apple products and Android.
I still have a looooong ways to go before I can fully be prepared for this race. My goal is to run the race nonstop from start to finish. It seems impossible when I can barely finish a mile with my legs still magically attached to my body. But I know it’s possible. Even if I get to run at least 3/4 of the race, it’s a victory to me.
You know, it still blows my mind that people can finish a 5k in 17 minutes and I can barely manage to finish a mile in 17 minutes (including intervals of resting and running). Ya’ll are robots I swear.
How do you guys train to run a race?
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Until next time, peace Fam!