I kind-of fell off the 5K training wagon while I was on vacation. I think I over-did my training by doing it two days in a row, because for the next week I had stiff, sore knees. This tells me that either I’m not ready (physically) for running, or that my form is incorrect, causing extra stress on my knee joints.
I haven’t given up, though. I’m going to start again, but go slower by not running every day. I’ll go the every-other day route and hope that my form improves and I’m able to progress. I’m also going to repeat each training week until I feel like I’m able to fully perform that week’s task without feeling completely wiped out.
This means it’ll take longer to get me there, but I still plan to get there.
I will get there.
I will run a 5K.
I will set a new goal.
It will be a more realistic goal for someone who’s never been an athlete.
I want to run a 5K by my birthday in November.
I’ll keep you posted.