Friday, July 4, 2014

ach! it's been forever (also, getting back on track).

i moved the last week of april, from brooklyn to queens. i finally switched my gym membership to the planet fitness three blocks from my new house, and went for the first time last night. i ran 30 minutes (with two 1-minute breaks to walk and drink water!) and felt GREAT.

since moving, i've gone for about 3 outdoor runs, but suffered asthma attacks every time (damn sneaky hills) and only finished about 2 miles. i walked a lot each time.

it appears i really need to build my endurance on the treadmill, and not worry about incline or length of run until my endurance has been built up.

i'm running the Tower of Terror 10-Miler in about 12 weeks!! plenty of time to build to that distance (even if i have to walk). i'm building my endurance for the next four weeks (runs at LEAST 3 times a week, for at least 30 minutes) and then will follow a more intense training program till showtime. i'll be going on my first long runs this summer and i'm so psyched!

i was so frustrated at my lack of endurance the past couple months. felt like all the work i'd put in the last couple years had depleted entirely. but not so! running 10 or 12 minutes at a stretch in the gym is still so possible for me! outdoors there are variables i just need to work up to.

a year ago i couldn't run more than 3 to 5 minutes without stopping to walk. now i can (and have!) run 25-30 minutes without stopping. always on a treadmill. but the fact remains that i have SEEN my endurance build, and that is SO freakin encouraging.

next run, TOMORROW! then, BEACH! (it's soggy and gross today in new york.)

happy birthday, murica!

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