Friday, September 19, 2014
Beat the Blerch Virtual Race is coming!
Beat the Blerch Run is this weekend and I signed up for a 10K. What the ever-loving crap was I thinking!?!?!
I haven't ran consecutively since um, maybe April? I just can't deal with the heat and humidity from April - September. An excuse; you betcha. I know plenty of people who do run here in Louisiana and deal with it. But let's face it, I have a hard enough time getting any running in as it is. It's just not my 'thang'. But, that being said, I know that it is necessary and it will eventually help me to get this weight off and as a wonderful side bonus, to help with conditioning for tennis. I never, ever forsee me running anything more than a 10K anyway.
As far as the race itself goes, no way am I even going to attempt to run the whole thing. I'm thinking that I will actually restart C25K and do W1D1, D2 and D3 back to back. I know you aren't supposed to do them all at once like that. But I can probably run a mile straight if I really wanted to(and have done so recently..) but if I ran that mile straight, I would totally burn myself out and then the next 5.2 miles would seriously be dreadful. Plus, the sooner I get this done in the morning the less hot it will be and ain't nobody got time to be walking for 3 hours....
I've been thinking of re-committing to the C25K anyways and hopefully soon it will start cooling down. I've actually been thinking about doing it before the Virtual race option even became available but my plan then was to start it in October. This will put me at starting it about a week and a half sooner. Plus one of my goals for October is going to be to run 3x per week (even if it's only a mile or so).
Oh and I guess I should note, that if I actually can do this, a 10K will officially be my longest distance ever (running, walking or run/walk)! Even on the elliptical I've only done 5 miles at a stretch!
Is running D1-3 of C25K a smart thing? Should I do something else (run 3, walk 1)? Any suggestions would be most appreciated! (and this color is as close as I could get to the Virtual Run colors)