My posts are usually about how to train with running to lose weight.
And running is a great way to lose weight. But, remember that when you train for weight loss that it is different than training for a race.
As some of you know, I haven't done a race since October 2008 when I completed the Baltimore half marathon. Although that was a grueling race, it was a great end to my personal 2008 season.
Know that I've taken a break from racing, I'm ready to get back into racing. Regardless of where I finish, I can't deny my Type A personality that loves the thrill of the race and the "runner's high" when it's all over.
With that in mind, I'll be registering for the 5k race as part of this year's Baltimore Running Festival.
Why the 5k?
Well, with only 6 weeks to go, the 5k is a great distance for a person like me who has done a fair bit of running, but not too long of distance that I'm likely to injure myself. You always have to keep that in mind when you sign up for races -- whether you can run injury-free during training and during the race. After all, there is no race worth risking injury or further injury. I promise, there isn't one.
In any case, training begins on Monday morning. Since I have chronic insomnia, it's likely that I'll be a very interesting time. But I'm sure this will help with the sleeping as well.
Until Monday...keep on running!
*Coach Wendy, Running and Weight Loss Coach, Youth Fitness Coach, and Host of the podcast "Running For Weight Loss."
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