Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Couch to 5k now complete

I have had a cold/bug that started at the beginning of this week and still have it now. Yesterday I was pondering all day if I should complete my goal of doing W9D1. I got home and thought sod it, I will feel worse if I haven’t done it as I will feel there is yet another delay in getting to the 5k goal.

I jumped on the treadmill and started doing the warm up walk and thought this seems okay. Once the 5 minutes were up I speeded up to a run of 6 mph as normal and still felt okay. Once I had done 10 minutes I was starting to get a little tired and wondered if I would be able to finish. Another 10 minutes went by, I felt tired but okay. So I am now thinking well I only have 10 minutes to go an then this will be over. I finally completed the 5k run and slowed the treadmill down to start a 5 minute cool down, I felt relived that the run was over but very happy that I had run the 5k.

Today I have been coughing and sniffing for most of the day and thought that I’m just not going to be able to run when I get home. Towards the end of the day I felt a bit better and was more positive to do the 5k run again. I completed the 5k (W9D2) run today a lot easier than yesterday which seemed very strange as I have felt worse today than yesterday.

That was the last run for this week, but my goal is to do more 5k runs next week and find some music with a beat that I can run too. I idea is that once I have found the correct beat for me, I will like to try running outside again and run to the beat. I think this will help me keep a steady pace that I am used to running at on the treadmill. I can then confirm the speed using the Garmin Forerunner 610.

This is the 2nd time I have completed the Couch to 5k and find that it really does work. I would certainly recommend it to anyone who is interested in starting up running or just wants to get a bit fitter.

Garmin Connect
Couch to 5k - W9D1
Couch to 5k - W9D2

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