Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Week 6, Day 2 - Couch to 5K

Actually restarted week 6 this week, as I only ran once last week.  Day 1 sucked, but today's day 2 run was really good at the end.  The run consisted of a 5 minute warm-up, two 10 minute runs with a 3 minute walk break in between and a 5 minute cool-down.  I have not been feeling the runs very well these past few weeks; however, today with about 5 minutes left in the second 10 minutes felt awesome.  My meds kicked in and I felt my stride not only lengthen but increase in pace.  So, my last five minutes of running were also quickest five minutes of the entire run, although I don't have a Garmin and hate running with my phone, so I don't know by how much.

From now on, the runs are just increasing in length of time, but are constant runs.  I'll have to see how that goes and whether I want to just switch to music or other podcasts or books or continue using the NHS Couch to 5K podcast until I'm done.  I am also now trying to decide whether I should keep at the 5K distance for a bit, try a 10K training program, or a half marathon training program.  Thoughts and suggestions are always appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. Have you got any hills nearby? I find mixing flat runs and hilly runs works. 39yo PD runner