It’s official - today is Day 1 of the C25K training that I am responsible for providing the tools and information to 53 people to complete a 5K in September. I would say about 5 of those 53 people are runners - one of which is a marathon runner, one is a tri-girl and one likes to run 13 miles every morning before work. Crazy that I am the trainer/leader of this group. The vast majority fall into the walker….wish to be a runner group which is right up my alley. I feel comfortable with those people. I don’t however feel comfortable with the people who run a 6 minute mile and can do a 5k in 15 minutes - again - CRAZY!
The few runners have offered to help me with the more advanced people in the group and I can hang back with the walkers who dream of one day running a 5K. I too dream of running a whole 5K again one day. It has been a long time since I ran 3.1 miles straight through and am looking forward to the training. My goal for this training - finish the 5K in September in 30 minutes or less. I want to break free of the 40+ minute time that I have always been at. I am going to follow the C25K plan and see what that does for me. No walking breaks during the race. It has been years since I did that. I know it can be done. I did my first 10K that way.
I am exteremly nervous/anxious to have all these people looking to me for motivation. I think I will do a fine job but still - nervous and anxious. Weather is not looking too good for our training runs today. Due to work end times I am having two training runs today - I should be good and tired. The plan calls for 60 second jog followed by 90 second walk - repeat for 20 minutes. It has you jogging for 8 minutes total. I can do that TWICE - thats only 16 minutes of jogging over the course of two hours. I can do that no problem - right? RIGHT? ANYONE….ANYONE…..RIGHT? OMG WTF HAVE I DONE? I have not worked out in like two weeks……I am FREAKING OUT……..