I feel like intervals are a necessary part of my training and success. I hate them, but I hope they will make me better/faster/stronger in the long run.
I’ve been using my favorite button on the treadmill to crank out a few interval workouts over the past week. Including one this morning.
During one of my run intervals I started wondering; Will this would ever get easier?
Will I ever be able to run more than 1 minute at this speed and do it consistently through a workout?
When will I be able to decrease my walk times?
When will a minute of running not feel like 5 minutes?
Will this ever feel like more than just a workout?
I am absolutely the kind of girl who wants instant results and instant progress, but I know the reality of the situation all too well. It just doesn’t work like that. More than anything I want to feel like I am progressing, like things are getting easier, and that I may actually be successful at an upcoming 5k that I am registered for.
That’s right. Alex and I are registered for a 5k on March 1st. The Best Damn Race in Orlando, Florida. I am not sure I’ve ever finished a 5k in under 15 minutes, and that is my goal for this race. There will be a lot of intervals between now and March 1st, but someway or somehow I will finish in under 45 minutes.
The rest of the race season is undecided. We have a few races on our radar, both this spring and this fall, but we haven’t bit the bullet yet.
In due time, Sabrina. In due time.