Friday, April 8, 2011

Race for the Cure

Homer Simpson running

I started running again. Now I know why people hate running. It's such torture. Even though I go to spin class, lift weights, or do yoga 4-5 days a week and walk everyday, I can barely make it around the block running! In my head I know if I stick it out it will get easier.

I have to stick with it because I put together a team to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which takes place in 5 weeks. I'm following a slightly modified version of this beginner's training program from Runner's World.

Back in my youth when I ran all the time, I was a big fan of the Runner's World magazine and the website is even better. The training schedule is actually off the UK site but there's also a US site. Both sites have a ton of info on not only training programs, but injury prevention and treatments of common conditions; recipes, nutrition, and carb loading advice; and reviews on shoes and other gear. If you're thinking about getting into running or just need to jump start your workout routine, check it out.

My previous attempt to start running again found here.

1 comment:

Kim said...

ditto, about the running thing. i swear, even if you are a marathon runner, if you stop running for like a week, it is sooooo hard to start again! It never gets easier! Good for you for sticking it out! :)