I’ve been thinking more about my recent running issue. Maybe I have just been getting ahead of myself with my goals – albeit per my legs, lungs or head?
After all, for the first 48 years of my life, I never ran – at all. And, I have only been running 5K routes for the last 11 months or so – give or take. Perhaps trying to run 5 miles, now, for someone at my age and stage, is too much for me to handle?
That said, I now have a new plan.
For my Friday runs, I am going to run a 5K route and stop at 3.1 miles to get my time. And, then, I will reset my GPS and run as far as I can run after that 5K – and track the distance. From there, each Friday, I will try and better that supplemental run.
And, on my Sunday runs, I will run a 5K route. However, I will not stop at 3.1 miles. Once I hit the 5K line, I will keep running as long as I can to see how far I can go. And, whatever it is, that’s what it will be for that day – with no goal for distance on any given Sunday.
If I can do this for the next month or so, then, hopefully, I will be closer to running five miles than I am now…which is not very near, at all.