Wave goodbye, everybody.
As of the end of October, I am officially done with the Couch to 5K program.
You’ve served me well, old friend.
But I’m on to bigger and better things now.
What the ducks said.
I need to go further than 3 miles.
Especially if I’m planning on signing up for the NYC Half in March.
That’s right…a friend from work and I have decided we are going to shoot for the NYC Half in about 5 months.
A. I hope we get in.
B. I hope I can run that far.
I mean, I know I have 5 months, but I’m coming fresh off of a 5K program.
So last week I started a 10K program.
I am going to go straight from that into a Half Marathon schedule.
(Both Hal Higdeon – click on the links above to view them on his website)
Last week, I did:
- 2.5 miles on Tuesday
- 2.5 miles (the 4K I ran) on Saturday
I was supposed to do 3 miles on Sunday, but I was tired, and decided to do it the following day.
This week’s plan is:
- 3 miles on Monday (treadmill – 5.2MPH and a little faster at the end) – Done
- 2.5 miles on Tuesday (outside with said work friend at a track – averaged a little less than 11-minute miles..so proud!) – Done
- 2 miles on Thursday
- 3.5 miles on Sat or Sunday
I’m excited to be starting this new program and to be running longer distances.
But I am also nervous that my body won’t be able to do it.
Very nervous, actually.
Cross your fingers for me!
Why did Betty White come up when I googled “cross your fingers”?