My First Intervals

Well last week was not one of my best weeks 😖  I was just off all the way around. So pardon me if I just skip discussing it. Today I did my first round of intervals, 3 x 1/2 miles. I have never done interval training before so first I had to remember the rhythm 2 fast hard laps and then one easy recovery lap, three times. After a 10 minute warm up of an easy run I was off. My “hard run” was just faster than my normal pace and I could feel it, my breathing was faster and my heart rate was up. By the time I got to the last round I was talking myself to the finish, I actually felt pretty good, but my breathing was a bit labored. I know I need to run more during the week and that will help. Weeks like last week don’t help, I have to do better…No excuses I know better too.

I’ve registered for a Memorial Day 5k this weekend. I hope it is a nice weekend we have had a lot rain the last several weeks. I think this will help to keep my head in the game if you will.

This is a short post it was more for accountability than anything else…so until next time happy running~~ 🏃🏾

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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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