Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The plan of attack

I made it to the gym last night...I had some errends in town while I was there, so my workout got cut short, but it was all good.  I have my current pace for a mile.  14 minutes for a mile.  So conceivably, I would run a 5K in 45 minutes.   I say conceivably...becuase addmittedly, I get tired so I start to slow down and I start to walk more. 

Sooooo my plan of attack:

1.  Work on endurance...I have to be able to be consistent with my 3 miles....being able to do my 14 minute mile consistently for the whole 3.1 miles.

2.  Push myself to run more and walk less. (my first mile I did really good last night...ran four walked one...but that started dropping as the time progressed)

3.  Speed it up.  last night I did my walk at 3.5...and my run (jog) at 5.    As they said in the episode of I Love Lucy while she was in the chocolate factory "Speed 'er up!"

4.  When I'm on a treadmill, try to increase my inline. (I did some of my run on a slight incline...it really did make a difference).  I've read that when on a treadmill, that doing a slight incline helps make a treadmill run more like a road run.

Sooo there is my plan.  I have my base test results.....now to improve.

Tonight is Zumba!  YIPPEE!  

My eating...under control yesterday.  I did have a treat of ice cream last night, but well within my budget of food points!


Karen said...

Nice plan :)

I am up to jogging 16 minutes straight on the treadmill and I was doing it an incline, a pretty steep one, but now my back is giving me problems. I think it was because I pushed myself too hard too early so now I'm taking things slower.

Zumba is fun for sure :) I wish they would offer it at the gym during a time that I can attend. Right now I do a hip-hop aerobics class after work.

bbubblyb said...

Good luck with your new running plan. Sounds like you're doing well.

F. McButter Pants said...

You're doing great! You've got your mojo back....

Now to go find mine~