Week 6

Today we are at week 6; passed the hump if you will. I can’t believe we have three weeks left. Today we did a five-minute warm up, run/jog 5 minutes, walk 3 minutes, run/jog 8 minutes, walk 3 minutes, and run/jog 5 minutes. So this weeks practice run for Thursday is:

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:

Jog 10 minutes
Walk 3 minutes
Jog 10 minutes

And then on Saturday 25 minutes of non-stop running; and after that all of our runs will be that way..non-stop. No walking breaks. With our Saturday run we need to start doing the “out and back run” to help with our pacing…this is something I need. So I’m going to incorporate the help of my friend Rita who has been running a couple of years to help me on Saturday. She has offered to run with me and is excited that I’m doing this so I’m taking her up on her offer. She can help me time the 12.5 minutes out and back and see how I do. I tend to have a slow, steady pace which I’m told is ok. It’s all about maintaining the pace. I noticed tonight I may have even gotten just a little faster even though that wasn’t my intent. So some progress in my endurance. After training this evening Matt went over some strength training for runners:

Matt demonstrating planks for the core. Picture courtesy of Matt Young
Matt demonstrating planks for the core.
Picture courtesy of Matt Young
I'm standing there in the blue; I'm allergic to grass so I couldn't lay on it; but I'm paying attention so I can do them at home. Picture courtesy of Matt Young.
I’m standing there in the blue; I’m allergic to grass so I couldn’t lay on it; but I’m paying attention so I can do them at home.
Picture courtesy of Matt Young.

We also were given our t-shirts for the race; It’s getting real people!

Genesis shirt

This a short post but this evenings training was good; and people are seeing their progress and believing they can finish this race. It’s a good group.

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Author: Tammi Lewis

I was born and raised in WV. I live in Charleston, WV. I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Charleston and from Marshall University Graduate College with my Master’s Degree. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have been in the field of mental health and substance abuse for about 26 years. I started running about two years ago by beginning a running program to help me prepare for my first 5k. I had wanted to run a 5k for years but never got around to doing it. Two years ago there was an event that happened which sent me on an emotional rollercoaster; starting this program was a way to get off that rollercoaster. Once I finished that first 5k I got the running bug and haven't stopped running since.

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