I am not new to running, just starting over again. I’ve been running in some form since I was about 15 or 16. I remember doing the 400 yard dash in high school. After I had kids I didn’t really have time to run, but, I would go on the treadmill or the elliptical and get my cardio. I also swam here and there for cardio. In 2003 I had some surgery that made it easier for me to run. I have no more pain.
As I’ve gotten older, I’m over 50 now, I’ve noticed that my running time has changed so much! I was running a 9:30 min/mile 7 years ago and I’m now working my way back to a 12 min/mile. I’ve run two races, one timed and one for fun. The Color Run, a 5K that’s not timed, was a good race to start with. I ran that in September 2013. I ran a Zombie 5K that was timed, in November 2013. After taking time off from running, I realized I really missed it and that I needed to get back into it. I’m started out doing the C25K (Couch to 5K) program that Zen Labs offers.
I’ve gotten past doing intervals and I’m currently running about 2 miles at a time. I would love to get past a 5K and try an 8K or 10K one day.
I’m currently gearing up for my 4th – 5k! I ran The Color Run again, September 2015 and next up is Zombie Run 5K in mid-October.