Friday, 2 April 2010

Breakthrough!

I'm giving myself a massive pat on the back as I have completed Week 5 Day 3 of the Couch to 5km program.

I started Week 5 on Monday but felt very bleah so didn't run... (not a good start) but made up for it by getting up early on Tuesday morning and doing my 5 minute/3 minute intervals. That was a really good run. Then on Wednesday evening I did my 8 minute/5 minute intervals which was a killer. Those 8 minutes could not finish fast enough. I can definitely say I was very very apprehensive about the 20 minute break through run... but this morning (Friday morning) I did it! I walked Batman (dog) when I first got up and then when I got back I started on the treadmill. Did my 5 minute warm up at 6.5kph then decided to back off the running to 9.0kph (usually run at 9.2kph and walk at 6.5kph). And I did it. With my trusty Sandisk clip MP3 player and the darkness of the morning I jogged for the 20 minutes straight! AND I felt like I could keep going for another 10 minutes :D.

YAY!!! The goal is definitely doable but I think I have definitely learnt that I am a morning person when it comes to running.

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Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
  • Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)
  • Walk 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog two miles (or 20 minutes) with no walking.
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