I’ve been trying to play catch up with the RFG 10K program because I missed over two weeks of workouts. This 7th week of the program has us running some pretty good distances with today’s plan being 5 miles. I wasn’t sure if I should try that distance since my training has been so sporadic but I figured I could always walk if I needed to. I changed clothes before I could talk myself out of going (a handy trick I picked up recently).
I went out early this afternoon after the temperatures warmed up to a pleasant 55 degrees – the perfect running temp IMHO. I calculated a 2.5 mile route from my house so I would have to complete the 5 miles in order to get back home. I programmed a custom interval plan using my C25K app of 1/2 mile run and 1/4 mile walk, repeat 7 times. I was hoping to complete as many 1/2 mile runs a possible. I felt pretty good as I started and the first two run segments went by pretty quickly. During the third segment I could feel my legs were getting a little tired by the end. I decided to walk the middle 1/2 mile segment because it happened to be during a pretty significant incline and I didn’t want to tap all of my energy. I then challenged myself to finish all the run segments…and…I DID IT!! And I don’t feel totally zapped afterward either…I’m so pleased!!!
All tolled – I ran 3 miles and walked 2…not too darn bad 🙂