Run for it!

“Clear the path for long-distance runners so no one will trip and fall, so no one will step in a hole and sprain an ankle. Help each other out. And run for it!” (Hebrews 12:13)

It was a little difficult, at first, to think about getting into my running programs again. As much as there is a lot of pleasure in a new home, let’s be honest, everything will have a “weird” feeling at first–everything that you come across in a whole year. Because it’s all so different. Now that I’m into it of course, it is exciting to think about all those new trails I get to try out.

It feels good to have it all scheduled, and mapped out. That 5K sure looks long! It should be quite easy though, because most of it is on gravel trails. Must remember to put bug spray on; not that the mosquitoes are really that bad, considering the wilderness area the trails run beside (trees and wildflowers on one side, beautiful yards on the other).

Now to make a few short notes for myself, since I was looking for them, couldn’t find them, and had to figure it all out again. The whole plan takes about 14 weeks, although the “increase speed” workout is not necessary, and the two Fitness Test Weeks can be done at the beginning/end of the other weeks. So it could be only 11 weeks. (These plans, by the way, are all from SparkPeople.) They only happen on 3 days per week, so the other (“cross-training”) days are good for normal walks-with-the-guys.

  1. One Mile Fitness Test
  2. Advanced Walking Intervals (for 1 week, just to get “into the groove”)
  3. 10 weeks of the 5K Training Plans, combination of two: A) weeks 1 to 5 of the Rookie Running; B) the 5 weeks of the 5K Running (NOT the “Walk/Jog” one)
  4. Try the “Increase Your Speed” workout for 1 week? (Maybe depending on the weather)
  5. One Mile Fitness Test–to see how much better it goes!

So, it’s all set to start up in a week or so!

“Running” reminds me of Psalm 2:12 that I read yesterday. It talks about God’s anger “about to explode” (The Message), and that we should “make a run for God”… Isn’t that funny, that we should run towards the One who is angry?

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