I had another great day of running today at they gym, I was able to run another 5K! I am not concerned about how fast I run just the fact that I can make it without walking. I glance every once and a while at the treadmills around me to see what speed they run at, most of them are considerably faster than I am but they always start walking before I am anywhere near done. It is a good feeling to be finishing up and have outlasted multiple waves of people on the treadmills next to me.
I have figured out a workout schedule that will hopefully work for me. Every day I am going in with a different plan so that I can improve. All the running materials I have read say to train for length, speed and endurance all on separate days.
Day 1: Easy 5K at 3.5 mph then lift one heavy upper body circuit
Day 2: 5K at 4 mph as much as possible to improve speed then lift one heavy lower body on circuit machines
Day 3: Trail run, I haven't done it yet but I plan on running a 5k then then turning around and walking or running as much more as I can. This will be my long day (6 miles total) and most likely my hardest. It is a lot easier to run on a treadmill that forces you to run at a set pace than to run a trail all by yourself. I wouldn't probably add this except I am signing up for a race that is in a few weeks and I really need to work on this. I think signing up for and paying for a race will be my strongest temporary motivation yet.
Day 4: Rest day (maybe pool!)
Then I am going to start all over again. I have already filled this out on a calender on my fridge and put the schedule into my phone to remind me to keep on track.
I burned just shy of 800 calories today!