Thursday, June 26, 2008
Training for my challenge week 1
Training for my half marathon challenge is going great! At least so far. I’ve talked to some runners and decided to take their advice: I’ll first focus on building my weekly mileage and then, maybe 1.5-2 months later, when the legs are used to the distance, I will start adding speed training.
I don’t want to injure myself, or shock my legs, so I am starting things quite easily. This week I am aiming to do 20-25 miles (so far I've done 13, but it is only Thursday), with my first long run this Saturday! Quite excited! But I guess I have to get up around 5am or something in order to beat the heat.
I told some trainers at the gym about what I am training for, so now they are all involved in finding me running exercises. Lunges and that kind of stuff. I also told them that I don’t have to start doing everything at once, but that is obviously hard to understand. Yesterday when I walked in to the gym two of them came running towards me:
-you la, you la (yes, one was the Hunan boy!) we have some new exercises for you!
Well, let’s see how long this lasts? I give it one week then I bet they have all forgotten about me.
One funny thing one trainer told me though:
-You want to burn your fat?
-And you like chocolate?
-Stop liking it!
-Eh… stop liking.. chocolate?!
-Just like that!
-But I am a girl?!
Stop liking chocolate?! Daaaah! If it was just THAT easy?!