Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Week 5 Day 2

Today I did W5D2!

Even though it is just a few days before Christmas, the weather here was in the high 60s or low 70s or something crazy like that, and it was a gorgeous afternoon for running!

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then:

  • Jog 8 minutes
  • Walk 5 minutes
  • Jog 8 minutes
  • five-minute cool-down walk

I did the first 8-minute jog without stopping. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) I’m not positive (because I’m turning into my mother going senile, I think.) but I think I did the second 8-minute run with two stops – one for about 30 seconds and another for about a minute.  I would guess that I ran 6 of the 8 minutes.  On Friday, I will do W5D2 again, and hopefully I will be able to complete BOTH 8-minute jogs!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Week 5 Day 1

I did Week 5 Day 1 on the 15th.

Brisk five-minute warm-up 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)
  • five-minute cool-down walk

I did the first two 5-minute runs, but I did not complete the second 5-minute run.  I felt like I could have, but for whatever reason, I didn’t. 

Yesterday, the 19th, I did Week 5 Day 1 again, and I completed all of the 5-minute runs!  Whooohoo! Tomorrow, I will do Week 5 Day 2, which includes two 8-minute jogs.  We’ll see how that goes!

I haven’t been good about blogging about my jogs right after I do them, but now that the fall semester is over and I’m on Christmas Break, hopefully I will be able to keep up with this better. :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Week 4 Days 4&5

I took about a week-long break from my C25K program, but as of last Friday (the 10th) I have been back at it.

I had done all three days in Week 4, but I had still not been able to complete all of the running segments; I could not finish the second 3-minute or 5-minute run.

Friday (W4D4) afternoon I set out to run, and again, I was not able to finish the second half of the workout.  I came home feeling defeated, but my sweet hubby, who believes in me far more than I do, gave me a great pep talk.

So on Sunday, I set out again (W4D5) to try to at least do the full 3-minute/5-minute/3-minute running sections.  And I did it!  THEN… something amazing happened. I did the second 5-minute segment, as well.  So, I ran the WHOLE Week 4 workout, exactly the way I was supposed to. 

I came home exhausted and crying.  Happy tears this time, though.  Happy tears. :)  Stephen was SO proud of me and I was so proud of myself!  It took me FIVE days to be able to complete the entire Week 4 program, but I DID it and I’m so excited about moving on to Week 5 tonight!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Week 4 Day 3

I ran yesterday afternoon, and it went SO much better than my run on Sunday.  I’m not sure what was wrong with me on Sunday, but I had no energy and couldn’t seem to run to save my life.

Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then:

  • Jog 3 minutes
  • Walk 90 seconds
  • Jog 5 minutes
  • Walk 2-1/2 minutes 
  • Jog 3 minutes
  • Walk 90 seconds
  • Jog 5 minutes
  • Five-minute cool-down.

Yesterday I did really well.  I did the entire first 3-minute run and the entire first 5-minute run.  I ran probably half of the second 3-minute run, and I ran three minutes of the last 5-minute run.  Not sure if that makes sense to anybody other than me or not… but my point is that I ran more of it than I did the first day I did it, and I certainly ran more of it than the second time I did it.

I think I will have to continue with the Week 4 schedule at least three more days.

Week 5 is scary… very scary.  Especially day 3.

W5D1:
Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then:

  • Jog 5 minutes
  • Walk 3 minutes
  • Jog 5 minutes
  • Walk 3 minutes
  • Jog 5 minutes

W5D2:
Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then:
  • Jog 8 minutes
  • Walk 5 minutes
  • Jog 8 minutes


W5D3:
Brisk five-minute warm-up walk, then jog two miles (or 20 minutes) with no walking.

The good thing about Week 5 is that it means I’m HALFWAY through the program!