You know the expression “When the going gets tough..” etc… well I have my version. When the going gets tough, the meek get desperate. And by meek, I don’t mean Michael
As I think I mentioned a while back, I started up another little diet contest with my older brother. It’s coming to an end. Not by a time period, but by the fact that both of us are approaching our goals. I think I have only about 3-4 to go, he’s got about 6-8 to go… I think. We aren’t really telling each other what we are at. Either of us could be lying to the other.
Well, I started digging into my routine a bit more, and I found some information on the whole interval training concept. I’ve spent most of my time just dieting and doing “static cardio”. Started with 30 minutes of biking or a 3 mile walk (sometimes both, sometimes two of one/both in a day). Not sure I want to stick with that, as it’s slowing down. Need to vary my routine a bit more… so I hit the gym for a brief bit of weights today (not too crazy)… and then you dang people and your 5k’s somehow convinced me that I should try to run a mile. Now, I’ve never run a mile. It was always canceled in gym class when I was a kid, and I just never did it on my own. I hate running… esp in a circle. I get nowhere but tired.
I tried it anyway. Found the executive park in town and decided to give it a shot. Didn’t have my stopwatch, just my mp3 player and the Blackberry. Knowing the thing is about 1.1 miles, I took off. And while I did shave off almost 2 minutes from my AMT machine mile time, I still didn’t break the time I was hoping to. And it wasn’t a total run. Run, walk, run, walk, run, walk, walk, walk, run… you get the point. Imagine me running next time you do a 5k and think what it would be like if I beat you. Never let that happen.
But I finished the mile, and walked a bit, went to the car, drove home. That was a mistake. No water in car, and not enough cool down. 10 minutes later, I’m done with the post-run cough…
Oh, did I mention it’s a 25 mph wind day and half my run was into that wind? That doesn’t help my cause.
If you guys are still doing 5k’s in say.. 2 years, I’ll join ya. Maybe seth’s couch to 5k thing will help if I keep going. But if I get another post-run headache like this, screw running…