I know I just posted about this but I wanted to officially declare myself halfway done with the program. Yesterday morning I had a great run, finishing up week 4 of 9. And after the first of week 4 I really didn’t think I’d say that again. I did make a few changes that I thought were worth talking about.
- I stretched and stretched and stretched and used The Stick liberally for the 2 days prior to the run.
- I used these energy goo things Melissa bought me for Christmas 15 minutes before the run. It’s hard to tell if it helped but it is one thing I added. I also determined that vanilla gingerbread probably isn’t my favorite flavor.
- I listened to a podcast versus music during the run.
I think the last surprisingly made the biggest difference. I love music and I love spinning/cycling to music. It’s the main reason I love my favorite spinning instructor. He always makes sure we are peddling to the beat of the music. But running to music? It has just NOT been working for me, especially since I’m switching between run and walk all the time. I found with listening to the podcast, I simply listened. It was easier to not pay attention to the running and I wasn’t using a ton of energy trying to keep up or slow down with the beat of the music.
For you runners…what else am I missing? What flavor of the energy gel is your favorite?
For you non-runners, when are you starting C25K??