Tuesday, March 19, 2013

C25k {week 4}

Last week was supposed to be week 4 of the C25k, but with scheduling conflicts..didn't happen. Boo. I was really regretting going a week without running too, because it was hard to get back into the "running mind-set." But I got back out there to complete week 4 of the Couch to 5k
Week 4 consists of walk 5 min, run 3min, walk 90 seconds, run 3min for 20 minutes. Well..I'm not really following this week because I can run longer than 3 minutes now. Not to toot my own horn but...

Saturday: I ended up getting out of class 2 hours early, so I figured I'd stop by the park over by my house to get in a quick run before going back home to my sleepy baby and hubby. It.was.cold..probably 35 degrees and super windy. And I wasn't getting any signal on my phone for my pandora radio, so I just ended up listening to the FM radio on my phone. I lapped the park 3x for a total of 45 minutes..running and then stopping to walk when I felt like I needed to. I have no idea the distance. It wasn't too bad, but I was bored running by myself. You know how some people say how it clears their head? Um no. Not me. I was thinking about the dishes in the sink waiting for me when I got home.

Sunday: My dad came over at 10am and we headed over to the trail where we ran 2 weekends ago and started running right away because it was cold again! Less windy, but still chilly. I honestly think it went really well. I stopped to walk 7 times during the 3 miles, but I was okay with that because I was pushing myself and feeling better about running for longer periods of time. On our way to the trail we had seen a St. Patrick's Day race going on so that motivated me quite a bit! I was sure tired after Sunday's run though (see bottom picture) but I'm glad we were able to get out there to get our 3 miles in. 

I think I will be ready to run the whole 5k by race day, May 5th!

4 comments:

Amy Higgins said...

go you! I had hoped to run the half on may 5th but I am battling a hip injury that has kept me from running! darn! So I'm not setting my sights on the October half and the GlowRun in August!

Amy Higgins said...

that not=now*

Former Fat Bride said...

Awesome Amy! Are you in Wichita?

Can She Do It? said...

Good for you! I'm inspired by folks who are doing the c25k. I just completed week one and there were many moments when I thought I couldn't do it.... but I did. Bring on week 2!