last night, i finally finished week four of couch-to-5k!
i actually spent two weeks on this workout... since i went on vacation and didn't run for a week, i figured i could use a bit of a refresher.
anyway, here's part one, days one through three.
day one [3.8.12]:
i expected you to be more difficult! here's the rundown. when i read the description, i got a little freaked out: run 3 minutes; walk 90 seconds; run 5 minutes; walk 2.5 minutes; run 3 minutes; walk 90 seconds; run 5 minutes.
it was tough at times, mostly during the first 3 and 5 minute running intervals. especially the 5 minute one. halfway through, well... i almost wanted to stop, but i pushed on. the second running turns were much easier and i am so glad i kept with it! i got through the entire 31 minute workout (with warm up and cool down walks of course) and feel great!
i mean, i can't even remember the last time i ran for five minutes consecutively, until now, that is. and now i want more. i think i'll be in better shape when i thought possible when this is all said and done. i'm definitely keeping my eyes on the prize. almost halfway through... i can't believe it!
day two [3.11.12]:
well, today's workout was a bit of a challenge. i wasn't feeling entirely motivated, so i kept telling myself that i should just go and that i'd probably feel better about everything. so... we went and it was tough. i wanted to stop. i really thought about quitting and trying again tomorrow.
but... another part of me wanted to keep going, and i kept telling myself to just keep running. so i did. and i made it. i got through and i am so glad i stuck with it. as predicted, i felt great after i'd finished and had a chance to catch my breath, and i don't regret it now, either. i keep reading on fitness and couch-to-5k forums that you never regret a run you did, only the ones you didn't do. w4d2 was my hardest day yet, i'd say, but i made it and i can't wait for day three!
day three [3.13.12]:
it was so nice out after i got home from work that i decided to do day three's run outside! i'm so glad spring is here. i laced up my shoes, put on my headphones, and hit the road for a run around the neighborhood. it really does get easier and easier every time, though i know there are still challenges that lie ahead for me.
pretty uneventful run. i made it back just as the sun was going down, and just in time for dinner! i leave for vacation in the morning, and am planning on putting c25k on hold for the week. when i get back, i'll probably do week 4 again for good measure. in any case, i'm going to be running a 5k before i know it!