As of last week, I had completed one full week of C210K. And it was great! I thought it was going to be super difficult but it was a whole lot easier than I expected.
To put it into context, it’s been about 2 and a half years since I went running and I’ve tinkered with the idea of running again since but I wasn’t ever really motivated. Well, a good friend of mine started running and she mentioned that she wants to visit us in Arizona and do a run while she’s out here. So, in September, I’ve decided to do a 10K. As for which race I’m going to do, I’m not sure. There are a few different 10K races in September so I’ve still got to make a decision.
There are a bunch of different C210K apps out there and some of them are more realistic (in my opinion) than others. The one that’s my favorite is by ZenLabs. Some of the features of the app are:
– It’s only 3 times/week
– You can listen to your own favorite music and playlist while you train
– Easy to use, intuitive interface
– Convenient audio coach and alerts
– Integrated with Facebook and Twitter communities
– The app works while your device is locked
I love the fact that it’s only 3 times a week because God knows, I don’t have time or energy to run more times a week than that. (I was supposed to go running after work today but when I ended up staying at work 2 hours longer than expected, that plan was pretty much squashed). I’m going to try to go run tomorrow, provided I don’t have another super long day at work. At this rate, I may end up doing week 1 all over again. Ugh.
Anyway, the goal is to be ready to run a 10K by mid September (and to run faster than a 14 minute mile, cuz that’s just atrocious.
Anyone gonna train with me??