“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” - Walt Disney

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Not Ready for 1:1. YET...

If you haven't been following the blog from the beginning, you might not realize that when I say "run" what I really mean is run/walk.  That's right, I'm a run/walker.  I use interval training, which is where I run for a certain amount of time and then walk for a certain amount of time.  So why say I'm running when I'm really not?  It's just easier to say "I went for a run" than "I went for a run/walk."

Today I switched from a ratio of 1:2 to a ratio of 1:1.  That means one minute of running followed by one minute of walking, repeating until I hit my goal distance for the day (thank goodness for the Garmin watch or I'd never be able to keep it straight!).  I realize this was too dramatic of a shift because I got so tired I ended up having to walk through a couple of the run intervals and didn't increase my overall pace at all.  So I've decided to switch to a 3:4 pace (run 45 seconds, walk 1 minute) for at least a few weeks, which should then make the transition to 1:1 a little easier.

Until then, I just have to keep on track and continue working towards a fitter, faster, me!

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