Last week was pretty frustrating. I didn’t lose any weight, felt like I wasn’t eating well, and felt like I was struggling with my running. Then this week started off gloomy with 3 days of rain and no running. The only bright spot was my wife coming home after 3 weeks traveling on business.
I finally got nice weather to run today, and deciding that I wasn’t going to make any progress if I didn’t push myself, I decided to try the week two intervals from Couch-to-5K. I had to do 2 weeks of “Week One” so I wasn’t sure how I was going to do in my week 3.
After 60 seconds of the first jogging interval, my legs started burning bad expecting to stop, but I pushed on to the 90 second mark. With the longer “cool down” walk of 2 minutes, I felt ready to go 90 seconds again when the next interval came up and the second time it was much easier.
I walked/jogged 1.54 miles in 22:37 for a 14:41 pace. This is my second fastest pace. My fastest was actually last Saturday when I did 1.1 miles in 16:39 for a 14:31 pace, but I quit that run since it was kicking my butt. Trying too hard?
The rain means a condensed week, so my day 2 and 3 will probably be friday and saturday. I hope I can keep up the step 2. A little over 2 weeks till my next race on May 15th.