Ok, so, I just attempted W5D3. It didn’t go so hot. I got into a pretty nice groove for the first ten or eleven minutes, but then I just wasn’t mentally in it. I took a little less than a two minute break and then ran 5 more minutes, but I really wasn’t feeling it. It also didn’t help that I’ve already eaten today and as a general rule, if I’ve put much of anything in my stomach up to 3 hours before running, running is generally a bad call. I guess I’ll just keep trying this day until I get it because I KNOW I can, I’m not even tired after what I DID do. My boyfriend (who is as out of shape as I) told me he ran 2 miles last night and I’ve been running more than he has AND doing more cardio on the off days so I’m a little frustrated! Any advice for getting past the longer running hurdles?
terpcorpsnut's Life List
1. march drum corps
2. Do the Couch to 5k running plan
3. lose weight
4. lose 50 pounds
5. run a 5k
6. Get all my mp3's properly tagged
7. Read the BBC's Big Read 200
8. Read Modern Library's 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century
9. own a horse
10. ride upper level dressage
11. develop an amazing band program
12. live in a big city
13. be on Jeopardy
14. Get toned
15. Get married to the man I love
I’ve tried the C25K two times before this but have fallen off the wagon for various reasons, mostly because I was too busy to run. It’s a new year and I’m back on the program though, and I’m about to start Week 5! Week 4 was a little rough for me, but I’ve found that as soon as I move onto something harder, running the longer times of the previous week seems easy. I’m so excited to get through this!
Well… I started this program way back last summer and almost got through it… I think I had 2 weeks left when I stopped? Anyway, then some things happened that got me off of it for the rest of the summer, and then school (20 credits + marching band + pledging a service sorority) happened, and then I was lazy, and therefore I haven’t really gone running too much in the past 6.5 months. So I’m back on this thing to finish! I held over a little in-shape-ness from the last time, so I started with week 3 this morning and it wasn’t too awful. Happy running!