Hope your weekend is off to a good start. The last time I spoke to you guys, I was preparing to party it up with my favorite 8 year old, but I promise to get to all of that (and plenty of pictures!) on Monday. Today is all about the longest run yet…
Workout: Week 5, Day 3 of C25K consists of a five minute warm up walk, followed by 20 minutes of running. That’s right friends, after Thursday’s 8 minute runs, we have immediately made a huge jump to one, 20 minute bout of torture. Just kidding. Well, not about the 20 minute part, but about the torture part. It wasn’t nearly as bad as I was expecting, and I even seemed to get that run-high feeling about 15 minutes into the run. It was a slow, not-so-pretty run, to start. But, after slugging it out for 15 minutes, my high kicked in and I picked up the pace down the main street. Once I hit the last hill up my street however, I stopped to walk up the hill and catch my breath for 1 minute, and then picked back up until I made it to my house. So, I suppose, technically it was only a 19 minute run, but I’m feeling pretty darn proud of myself. Now I am seeing and feeling the progress! It is daunting to think that that was still a little over a mile shy of a 5K, but I’ll get there.
With all of the excitement about progress, I have been throwing around 5K race options recently- ‘should I do an October/Halloween run? Or give myself some more time and shoot for a November Turkey Trot? Or really prepare and opt for a Christmas/Jingle run? Will the weather be to hot? Too cold? I have so many questions hanging around in my mind, but judging by my progress, I’m leaning more towards the November/turkey trot time frame. I want to really have the time to prepare, and feel comfortable before heading into my first 5k. It’s exciting and nerve racking all at the same time. I can’t wait!
- What time of year was your first 5k? Was it a novelty fun run(i.e. color run, glow run, etc), or a timed race?
- Did you run the entire race, or take some walk breaks?
I have a guzillion other questions, but I’ll save those for another time (I could sit here all day asking questions- seriously!). Here’s hoping for another great run on Monday! (Which also happens to be the first day of school!!)
Have a great weekend!