Coach Kelly has started me on a great plan to get me up and 'running' a 10 miler in April...that's right it says 10MILES not 10kms...I'm a whole other level of crazy now!! I managed to
CK has developed a schedule for me that pared everything down so I'll be focusing on running for the first few weeks. She also insists that I take rest days...honest. I've done really well on those days.
She also managed to get me to run 20kms last week in a few short and very easy runs. My biggest challenge was on Saturday as I did my first long run of 9kms. Because of the slower pace, I managed to do it all with only one walk break. It was a true 'ah-ha' moment for me. I really only walked because my left knee has been bothering me and it had something to say at around 5km. After a 1 minute walk I was back at it and finished just fine.
Part of the knee issue (I believe) is my procrastination in purchasing some new shoes. So I made a date with my sister-in-law (who is new to running) and we met at the local Running Room. We left there very informed about running shoes...probably more informed than we needed to be. I did learn that I am a mid-foot striker and I don't pronate, under or over...I'm neutral...like Switzerland.
I did walk out with these babies:
This week should be a challenge for my running:
The weather people are saying we are getting 15-20cm on Tuesday night and they are predicting another
10-15cm on Wednesday....the storm of the year! And winds of 40-45km/h!
What's your challenge this week?