Sunday, June 27, 2010

No More Intervals

On the running now moved onto Week 7 of C25K so no more intervals just running, 3x 25 min runs this week and then increasing the time over the next two weeks, I may have to keep increasing for several more weeks as still running slowly so not hitting the distances the plan predicts, but thats ok.

So another 25 min run under my belt tonight. Was still quite hot when I finished my cool down so took at tip from to just pour the water bottle over my head. It felt quite good :)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

What a difference a day makes!

Thanks to all the encouragement from my friends and family on Facebook and the girls on UKScrappers I managed back out to night after eating properly during the day and taking on plenty of water and I managed my full 25 minute run with no stops!

I may not be the fastest runner out there but the teenagers hanging round the park that sniggered when I ran past on my first lap didn't look quite so smug when I ran past them the second time :) Very satisfying!

Roll on Week 7!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bad Run :(

I didnt make it on Tuesday as my legs were still sore from Sundays run so went out tonight aiming to do my 25 min run.

I was feeling very out of puff before I even finished my warm up walk and although I managed to start my run I was really struggling by the time the podcast announced the end of the first 5 min section so slowed to a walk and thought I would go back to W6D1 (5/8/5 min runs) but couldn't manage the second run so called it quits and came home early will try again tomorrow.

I know everyone has bad runs from time to time and I've been really lucky to get to week 6 before crashing but feel quite bad at failing the run tonight.

Just have to pick myself up and keep going and remember I can do this, I've done the 20min I can do it again!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fathers Day!

Decided to walked out to my dads this afternoon to give him his fathers day pressie (just over a mile) didn't think he'd appreciate me turning up after my run out of puff and sweatty :) I got him sweeties in a hand made box and handmade card. my brother and his wife got him the DVD of Up
as he does look just like the main character. I also got him setup on Facebook so he can keep in touch with all the cousins.

I then did my Week6Day2, two ten minute runs to get home. Running along the esplanade in the town from one side to the other and then through the back roads of the town to get home. Legs a bit shakey now, running on pavements is harder than the dirt tracks in the park. Also negotiating traffic, holidaymakers and drunks not much fun. Think I'll stick to the park from now on.

Time to shower and veg on the couch me thinks.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Week 6 Still Running

Still not keen on morning running but as on back shift this week didn't have much choice. Managed W6 Day1 today, 5 min run, 3 min walk, 8 min run, 5 min walk, 5 min run. with my 5 min warm up and cool down at either end I did two laps of my route :) I worked out on that three laps of my route will be 5k so I know what I'm aiming for :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

20 Minute Run!!

Ok not a morning person but got up and did my week5day3 run today before going to work. Suppose to be 20 min non stop run but had to stop at 13mins to walk for a bit as going uphill but then managed remaining 6 min run. So close and much longer than I've ever run before.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Oh my poor legs :)

I managed my W5D2 run today - two 8 minute runs with a 5 min walk between and oh boy, do my legs hurt tonight but I did it!
Now if I could only find the deep heat cream I might be able to walk tomorrow

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Three Five Minute Runs!!

Whew! Just completed Week 5 Day 1. Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then Run for 5 minutes Walk for 3 minutes Run for 5 minutes Walk for 3 minutes Run for 5 minutes 5 min cool down walk.

The first 5 min run wasn't too bad, the second I thought I'd had it and the third I actually enjoyed.

Think this running is affecting my brain :D

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Week 4 runs 2&3

Was very warm on Thursday but I managed out in the evening and completed my W4D2 run. Still found the 5 min runs very hard but didn't kill me and I didn't have jelly legs but was really tired after my shower so had an early night and forgot to update the blog. Sorry :)

Saturday should have been run 3 of the week but between the heat and my asthma flaring up I was quite short of breath all day so didn't manage out.

I made it out this evening for my final run of Week 4. I decided to run my route the other way round to avoid a couple with a dog and found it seemed easier that way. Think I'm now running up the long sloping incline and down the steeper side. Or possibly just being distracted by scenery going by in a different direction :) What ever the reason I'm going to try and alternate the route just for variety from now on. I manged both the 5 minute runs and was even able to add an extra 100 meters to the end of the last run just cos I felt I could.

I may not be so brave next week. Roll on Week 5!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Oh now that was hard!

Whooop!! I ran 5 minutes none stop!!!!, True it nearly killed me, my legs were burning and I thought my lungs were trying to escape but I did it. Although my legs still feel like jelly even half and hour later.

W4D1 5 minute warm up walk, run 3 mins, walk 1.5 mins, run 5 mins, walk 2.5 mins, run 3 mins, walk 1.5 mins, run 5 mins (faster tempo!) 5 minute cool down walk.

Thankfully the podcast i'm using does the first 5 minute run on at a slower tempo so was already moving quite slowly when I came across the man with 3 out of control dogs! He's busy giving it 'It's ok, they wont bite love' while the little yappy jack russell is trying to claw my ankles to bits and his other two are trying to run me into the stream. I used to like dogs!