I’ll be playing a bit of catch up this week, but by Friday, we should be back on track here on the blog.
In real time, however, I would like to take a moment to point out that, since I began Couch 2 5K, I have completed a total of 50 miles! It’s not a huge number in the grand scheme of things, but for me, it’s huge. Especially considering that I never thought I would be able to actually run any portion of that. So, Happy 50 Mile-versary to me! I am really looking forward to crossing 100!
Back to Day 2 of Week 6.
I messed up my tracking on this particular day. Somehow, I managed to exit out of the app with about one minute left to run. Annoying? Oh, yes. But, it didn’t hold me back from completing my session. I was testing out my new Garmin Forerunner, and so I was able to mark off my remaining time. I wasn’t able to pull a good pace reading, though. I estimate I was looking at an 11-12 minute mile, based on my past performances. Respectable, if I do say so myself.
This session involved two 10 minute running segments, split by a three minute walking interval. And I enjoyed it. Gasp. I maintained a nice pace and really didn’t encounter any particularly challenging moments.
It’s all very encouraging.
I don’t like doing back-to-back sessions, like I did this week, but I had a few obligations and if I wanted to finish Week 6 within an actual seven day period, I didn’t have much choice. I hope I’m not doing any damage (my ankles have been a little glitchy), and I am hoping to settle into an easier routine of every other day leading up to my first 5K.
In other news, talk to me about cross-training. I want to do something on my off days to keep me loose but I’m not sure what. I love walking, and I would be happiest if that counts. I don’t have a gym membership and I don’t have the consistent schedule flexibility to go to a class somewhere. I can do dvds at home and I do have yoga mats and dumbbells for toning and strength training. I’d love to hear your thoughts.