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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday Training: What's Next

Since before Eli, I told you guys that my next running goal would be to run the Move It Memphis 10K in February.  This was my first official 5K of my running journey last year and to complete the 10K this year would be a huge accomplishment!
Last year, I couldn't fathom running a 10K.  I watched so many people do it and wondered if I could ever get there.  I HAVE and I WILL again. 

I've been training by running 4 miles 4 times a week at the gym.  I just haven't gotten enough courage to brave the cold and go for a run outside or increase my milage to 5+ miles.  Honestly, I have a very hard time running long distances on the treadmill.  I need to suck it up and go outside!  I can't change weather, that's for sure.  

I'm also starting to think about the other races that I want to do this year.  I'm trying to figure out where I want my running journey to go. Do I want to do another 1/2 marathon?  Do I want to run a full marathon?  Or do I just want to run for fun?

Some of the other runs I'm considering are:
Valentine's Day 10k
Junior League of Memphis 5k for Kids
Zoom through the Zoo 4-miler

I now know that I can do anything I put my mind to and I will succeed.  
Do you have any races scheduled?

13 comments:

KRISTIN said...

Good for you lady! I know you will do great! I'm signed up for 2 5ks this spring/summer and am looking for at least one more! I need to get my booty in to gear.

Tamara @ Everything Happens said...

Zoom through the Zoo sounds awesome! I've only been brave enough to run outside in the cold once, but it was so much better than the treadmill!

Michelle said...

I agree, long distances on a treadmill are so boring and nearly impossible. I don't know about you, but keeping at that consistent, set pace is the worst for me! Ugh. Hoping it gets warm really soon to run outside again. I say definitely keep running fun, while also pushing for goals ... just as long as the training doesn't take away from mommy time.

Leigh said...

Long distances on the treadmill are so hard! I'd rather break it up with the running on the track (if it's super cold outside). I have three races planned so far this year: two half marathons and a full marathon! I am nervous already

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

I am doing my first 5k on Saturday! I am a terrible distance runner...

Elle Noel said...

My max is four on the dreadmill. Too boring!

Carolyn said...

You can do it!! :) You've done so amazing in the past year running wise, and I know you'll do great this year too!!

Kristen :) said...

I'm doing the Valentine's Day 10K. Hope you decide to join me!!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

I agree, running on the treadmill isn't for me. We have had some pretty decent weather this week here in Texas, I have no excuses :) I think I need to sign up early for races to help hold me accountable too! Hope you are having a great day!

Anna & Kirby said...

I say go for the distance!! I've been reading your blog for awhile and you're one of the reason I started running again. I'm doing my first 5k Saturday and can't wait!

The Taffs said...

I wish there was a 4 miler in my area. I've done a few 5ks, but don't really want to put in the time to train for a 10k...pitiful I know. a 4-miler sounds great! And through the zoo? How fun!

Lauren said...

Love this post, I'm signed up for my first 5K next month and so excited :-)

meghan said...

I'm excited to hear what your thoughts are for the year! Marathon training is definitely a big time commitment, but it's also doable if you're able to make it a priority in your schedule. In some ways I'd love to run for fun. Since I signed up for my first half marathon in May 2011, there's never been a time when I haven't been signed up for a race. I imagine that it would feel different mentally and would probably be really nice! And you could try doing interval running on the treadmill to break up the boredom. Google "structured fartlek" or look it up on Pinterest and you'll find some workouts that help the treadmill time pass. You end up thinking more about when the next time you're going to turn up or down the speed is instead of thinking about how far you've gone or how far you have to go.