This week I started my training plan for the Color Run. More than once I wanted to quit. I’m terrified I won’t be ready and really my only goal is to run the race. With 7 weeks left, I’m nervous about not being ready.
Monday was my first official day. I ran one minute, walk one minute for a total of 1.5 miles. That’s a lot of walking, but it’s a lot of running too. It’s definitely a lot more running than I was doing before, so I was pretty miserable at the end. And then it tacked on an extra quarter of a mile, just to add insult to injury. I finished it, with the extra distance. It sucked.
Tuesday was a cross training day. I played Just Dance for thirty minutes. It was fun.
Wednesday was a rest day. I bumped my fuel goal down to 1500 and took the day off.
Thursday was a 1 mile brisk walk. Easy enough
Friday was a 2 mile run/walk like Monday’s run. I felt pretty strong through the first half, but tweaked my ankle at the end. I walked the last 1/4 mile but I finished it.
Saturday was another 1 mile brisk walk.
Sunday was a 2 mile walk. It definitely felt like a mental game. It was boring and long and I have to do that all over again tomorrow but only running. I was glad it was over.
This week I have two more runs, three walks, a cross training day, and a rest day. It’s nice to have a lot of different activities going on.