Sorry for two running posts in one day, but I had a GREAT run this morning! I’m feeling a little more confident about my 8K in June because I ran the distance of a 5K today!!!!
Couch to 5K Week 9 Day 1
Walk 5 minutes to warm up
Run 30 minutes
Walk 5 minutes to cool down
I ran outside today with friends. It was flat, the temperature was just right, and the company was great. The time flew by. I’m pretty sure the same run on a treadmill would have seemed like FOREVER. 🙂 I was supposed to run for 30 minutes, but I was feeling good so I just kept going and ended up running for 41 minutes. I didn’t want to stop before the 3 mile mark, and I made it! Running a bit slower than I’ve been trying to do definitely helped me be able to last that long. I ran at an average pace of 13:13 min/mile, which is close to a speed of 4.5 on the treadmill.
My legs and my breathing felt great. It makes me very happy to know that I can go 3 miles if I just quit worrying about my speed! Within 2 months, I should have no trouble running the 8K (5 miles) as long as I keep training!
How are you being active today? You don’t have to run a 5K. Just move a little more than yesterday! 🙂