I’m still feeling pretty sore from the 5K. Tonight I decided though that I needed to do something active so I opted to take a long walk.
So yesterday was the Shirley Mae 5k Run and Walk… I woke up early feeling super anxious and nervous. Made coffee and had half of banana. My tummy was too anxious to eat.
Eeeek!!! Well.. its the night before and here I sit.. wondering just how things will go. I’ve had amazing advice from people and I know I have so much love and support going into this which makes me feel like I already won… Continue reading
Ok so.. tonight I decided to try out run 3 of week 8.. but I did it very lackadaisical *but semi on purpose*. I don’t want to burn myself out for the 5k Saturday, but still wanted to try to maintain the Couch to 5k app. I ran the first 10 minutes, then walked a while.. then ran about three minutes, walked, then ran five minutes and walked the rest. So the 28 minutes strauight I could not complete (nor do I think I could have)… I found my legs shaky and my motions not as fluid as Tuesday. I also have found that when i take a few days off and go off schedule, my next run is much better. Not sure what to make of that. Continue reading
Today I ran 28 minutes straight without stopping! This was definitely a pivotal run for me! I felt as if I could keep going and my strides were longer and smoother.
Unfortunately this run wasn’t as good as my last one. This run was supposed to be 28 minutes. I made it through 15 solid but then I had to walk a bit. A couple other times afterward I had to walk as well. Continue reading
Well today I completed my last run of week seven- 25 minutes straight through (this time no stopping!!). It felt good for sure altho I have to admit at points it was definitely difficult and I slowed to a death-crawl-jog at a few points.
I focused on tryin to not keep my arms too high, retaining a lot of tension in my upper body (thanks Sonya!!) :). So they were at a 90 degree angle or lower. I do think that helped. Got a slight stitch in my normal spot but ran through it and it did not become too awful.
Anyways I can’t believe week 8 is next!!
I have to say though I don’t feel ready for a 5k yet :-/. But pushing on!!
Well… todays 25-minute run definitely didnt go as well as Monday’s. This evening I had to stop FOUR times during it. Another side stitch… and once I stop.. well its all over from there. Its like opening Pandora’s box to frustration and defeat.
Ok! Today’s run was another 25-minute straight through. THIS TIME I did it!!! I’d say probably the last 5 minutes could be called jalk… (a jog thats almost walking but not.. lol).
Well today’s challenge was to run 25 minutes straight. Not so great. I had to stop twice which really bummed me out.