Run with me. Week 02
Road to Wings for Life
The Wings for Life World Run is a charity run in which everyone starts at the same time, worldwide. The event is open to professional athletes, fun runners, total beginners, as well as wheelchair users. 100% of all entry fees and donations go directly to spinal cord research to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Follow me as I train for the next run in 294 days.
Last week I did 3 easy 28 minutes sessions: – Brisk 5 minutes warm up walk – 2 repetitions of: – Jog for 90 seconds, as slow as possible. – Walk for 90 seconds – Jog for 3 minutes, as slow as possible. – Walk for 3 minutes – 5 minutes cool down walk
Training was more difficult than I expected it to be as my sinuses were completely blocked and it is hot and windy outside. I am currently taking my runs very easily, focusing on my mental and physical health, and not looking at my performance, so I am pretty happy that I completed the plan.
Next week will be exciting: it's the first session where I will be running more than I am walking!
The plan is for 3 easy 31 minutes and 30 seconds sessions as follows: – Brisk 5 minutes warmup walk – Jog for 3 minutes, as slow as possible – Walk for 90 seconds – Jog for 5 minutes, as slow as possible – Walk for 2 minutes and 30 seconds – Jog for 3 minutes, as slow as possible – Walk for 90 seconds – Jog for 5 minutes, as slow as possible – 5 minutes cool down walk
Compared to last week, the added difficulty will be that it's supposed to be even hotter outside, and I am back to work, so I need to schedule my runs in the early mornings before my work day starts. I am a morning person, so waking up early isn't a problem, however it is hard to sleep when it's so hot outside and if I am tired I struggle to make myself get up and run.
On my non running days I did not stick to my body-weight training regularly. I am hoping to be able to do so this week.