Week 2, run 2

Yesterday I registered for the Disney Princess 5k! Now I can’t go anywhere but up in my training or I’ll look like a fool on my home turf of EPCOT on March 7th, which I refuse to do!

Today’s run:

Brisk five-minute warmup walk
Run 3 minutes (Angels and Airwaves “The Adventure”)
Walk 90 seconds
Run 5 minutes (Rockstar by Nickelback and Run to You by Bryan Adams)
Walk 2-1/2 minutes
Run 3 minutes (Britney Spears “Piece of Me”)
Walk 90 seconds
Run 5 minutes (this got tough, so I made myself reach the truck up ahead. Between me and the truck was a fire hydrant, and I told myself I would NOT stop running at the fire hydrant. In fact I would run by and stick my tongue out at the fire hydrant and make it to the truck. and I did!) 😛
Walk back to car.

Approx 2.3 miles

I’ve been tracking my distance here: http://www.usatf.org/routes/map The USA Track and Field Website. I don’t really like Log My Run.

Unintended run

Today was an off day but I came home from the Disney Marathon Weekend so pumped I had to run.
My 11 y.o. daughter said she would run with me. She trained this summer with my husband in our neighborhood so she could tell me a 2-mile run and where the 1/2 mile point was, etc.
We walked from our house for about .25 mis. Then we hit the START. We ran at her pace for 1/2 mi (which is faster than mine). Then we ran at my pace for 1/2 mi. Then we turned around, continued at my pace for 1/2 mi. Somewhere in there we walked for 90 seconds and the last block we walked 60 seconds. Then we ran at her pace until the 1.5 mi mark. Then it was all uphill and she ran ahead at her pace and I jogged and walked at mine and met her at the top of the hill where she held her fake microphone and MC’ed like the DJ at the marathon about me finishing my 2 miles. Then we walked home the .25 miles and talked and laughed together.

I noticed that running without my headphones on allows me to hear my out-of-breath breathing and makes me feel more out of breath. I’ll have to work on that.

We want to do the Disney Princess 5k together, but it is the morning of her birthday party. It would be tough to squeeze in but would be lots of fun!!! And especailly having just come home from the Disney Marathon Weekend, it’s just so tempting. The time, the gas, the money… should WE?????

It’s really not an excuse not to run, because I’d walk a mile and still just do it to be at the innaugural race – but it’s the time, the gas, the money… I’m debating, but leaning towards YES!!

So all in all, today was

2.72 miles in 36 mins.

(that includes the walking warm up and cool down.)

Week 1, Run 2

Today’s workout:

5-minute warmup walk,
Jog 90 seconds
Walk 90 seconds
Run 3 minutes
Walk 3 minutes
Run 90 seconds
Walk 2 minutes
Jog 3 minutes
Walk 3 minutes

I found the couch to 5k 9 week program and modified it down to 7 weeks so I can do a Virtual Princess 5k the weekend of Disney’s Princess Half Marathon 3/6-8/09.

Went around the lake at the park today. Wore my new shoes and socks. 10-20 MPH winds. Felt good. No side stitch. Some right shoulder twitch but probably for less than 30 seconds. The hard part was the 2nd 3 minute run so I took my pace down to a jog. Stretched afterwards, but no other exercise.

Roughly 1.8 miles.

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