- I need to back it off to 60 second SLOW runs and 120 second walks for a good two weeks, every other day for my 2 miles. This will improve my lungs, muscle strength, stamina and speed.
- When I finish, I should feel like I could do it again, but then DO NOT!
- I should be able to carry a conversation or sing my ABC's comfortably while running. This is a good measuring tool for whether I'm maintaining a good speed.
All of this COMPLETELY goes against what, I thought, I knew about running but I'm willing to give it a try...Most all of them strongly disagreed with Robert on the HARD sprinting as I have not yet built a strong base and haven't allowed my body to adjust to the impact of running yet. Apparently this is a really good way to get injured...They all took the time to review my running charts on Running Ahead, which was so nice and helped them give advise better, so I feel like I'm being given the right advise.
This is going to be tough so I'm not going to act like it won't...I am a bulldog when it comes to success and seeing improvement. If I know I can do more then, by God, I'm gonna do more! However they say not to...UGG! I hate having to walk when I know I can go further, so again, toughie! In fact, I started this program last evening and the only reason I stuck with it was because of Robert:p So If I stop posting about my running for the next two weeks its because I'm in a transition phase and most likely very ill at heart:p It needs to be done though so I'm going to stick with it! I just can't wait to report in two weeks that my 2 miles are now a breeze and my speed picked up to a 10:00 mile run! This is my hope anyhow:) I have more I could say on other subjects but right now my stomach is churning nothing but acids so I need to eat:p I had inventory at one of the stores early this morning and I was the dufus who didn't leave enough time for breakfast...One of these days I'm going to learn:) I'll keep ya'll posted and again, thank you, thank you for the advise and support...Showers ya'll with hugs:p