5k morning run

Did my run. Felt quite sluggish but it was beautiful outside. Didn’t manage to run through all segments, but I am fine with it as I am planning a short hike later in the day and a quick run tomorrow.

I am struggling with the slow long running. I want to run so much faster than I know I can keep up for the duration. But I will do it eventually and reach my goal of running for a full hour.

First!

Is there anything more daunting to a perfectionist than an empty page?

I guess the point is to get started … to just blog and therefore somehow become accountable to keep up this running habit.

Now there is a start. First of all I am not a runner … So my first failure is the naming of this blog. However I aspire to be a runner. I know I can be a runner. I just don’t know when.

I tried being a runner a lot of times. I tried to be a runner as a teenager to get out of the house. I tried to a runner every couple of years ever since. It always lasted longer. I always got better. Each time I tried I became better at it.

This time I am taking all steps recommended.

  • I am taking it slow
  • I am taking it serious
  • I am making it a priority
  • I got the shoes and then some
  • I started this blog

For now I am mostly concerned about this blog and what to write about. I’ve read so many other running blogs and keep being inspired by them, that I just draw a blank looking at myself.

But let me try:

I am following a guide for older runner. This seems to be over 35 … reality sucks. The goal is to be able to run for 60 minutes 3 times a week. I am in the last week before this magic is supposed to happen. Realistically though I will repeat the week before the 60 minutes for some time. I am supposed to run three times 19 minutes with 1 minute walking in between. I don’t stretch but I do go for a fast 5 minute warm up walk before and after the “prescribed” workout.

To get to this point I followed the Endomondo beginner 5k plan. In the last weeks it was quite hard and after finishing the plan I switched to the one I am currently using.

So there is a start.

Till tomorrow.