Couch to 5K: Week 5, Day 1

By Skip

This has been a great week of running so far.  My third day in a row that I have had a chance to get out there!

Week 5 is a little more intense….

  • Five-minute warmup
  • Alternate 5 minute jogs and 3 minute walks for 20 minutes total
  • Five-minute cooldown

I stuck to the program today.  I am starting to get sore and I think I am just trying to do too much too soon… I will take tomorrow off as my body is going to need it!

Today I was listening to my Black Eyed Peas playlist it it worked out perfectly to this workout, for whatever reason.

By the way, it was definitely the headphone issue that was pausing my workout the other day.  Tried using my Apple “in the ear” headphones again today and had the same problem with the workout pausing.  I need to go back to the ones I have been using over the past few workouts.

Glad to see that it was not my sensor already!  I was worried about that because my running shoes are also my daily shoes so the sensor is ALWAYS in motion.  I am assuming the sensor “sleeps” unless in motion.  Anybody know how long these are suppose to last?  I don’t think the battery is replaceable either…… guess that means I will have to pay $20 every time I need to replace it.

If you liked that post, then try these...

RSR 19 - The dangers of overtraining and burnout on March 9th, 2011

RSR 17 – A day off after my time off.. hmmmm... on March 7th, 2011

First bike ride of the year and technology mishaps on February 2nd, 2011

The first day back in the pool on February 1st, 2011

Picking up speed on January 14th, 2011

Filed in: C25K Training • Sunday, January 24th, 2010
 

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