I went out of town last Thursday and I didn’t get a chance to post updates on my last two runs so I’m going to double up in this post.
Thursday, 8/1 was Week 5 Day 2. I got up early and completed the workout before we got in the car to drive for 4 hours. The first 8 min segment was not so bad but the second segment kicked my fanny…as you can see by my pace I had to stop and walk twice but only for about 30 seconds. I made up for it by running during the cool down segment.
Saturday, 8/3 was the dreaded Week 5 Day 3, 20 minute run! I was in Myrtle Beach and it was HOT and HUMID…I thought I was going to melt right into the pavement at 8 in the morning! The only upside was the route was pretty flat (gotta find that silver lining!). The first 10 mins wasn’t too bad once I fell into a rhythm but I could feel my legs getting wobbly around 12 mins so I stopped to walk a little. I started running again as soon as I felt strong enough and went for about another 5 mins and had to walk again for about 30 seconds and then I finished out the rest of the run. Unfortunately I didn’t map my route well enough and I ended up about 1/2 mile from ‘home’ so I got in a little more exercise than I planned for in that heat.
I’ve decided that I’m going to do Week 5 again and this time I’ll switch the plan to Distance instead of Timed. I want to be able to run all the segments before moving on to the next week in the program.