Ok so we all know I signed up for the Warrior Dash because, clearly, I'm insane. And I have a goal in mind; I want to train for 5 miles even though the race is only a 5K. I'm hoping the extra endurance will make the "obstacles" feel like nuthin'. And once it gets nicer out I want to start running outside. I was really good about running for 2ish weeks. Then I would either forget my workout stuff at home or something would be going on at work that would make running difficult (darn those kids! Always so needy). So I stopped running for about two weeks. I *need* to start again! I was doing one of the programs on the treadmill that had inclines and speed changes. Today I did a manual run. I did the whole thing (one mile) on incline 4 out of 9 and got up to 6mph. Most of it I ran at 4.5 and I sped up at the end; kinda like a sprint to the finish line. Then I walked about a quarter mile. I figured something is better than nothing, right?
I have no idea how to train for anything. Can someone please fill me in on the best way to train for 5 miles? Should I always do five miles and if I need to walk some, then walk some? Or should I slowly increase my distance? Help me!!!
Also what songs do you like to listen to while you work out?