Couch to 5K: Week 5, Day 3

By Skip

Finally some “meat and potatoes” to this workout!  Let’s see how my endurance level is… am actually excited to close out this week.

Here is what I am excited about doing and is offically on the schedule:

  • Five-minute warmup
  • Run for 20 minutes with no walking
  • Five-minute cooldown

After 20 minutes I was still going strong so went just a little bit further and ran for about 35 minutes straight!  Wow!   This was a HUGE accomplishment for me today!

I felt really, really good out there and I see some light at the end of the tunnel.  When I first started this program… or just last week, for that matter, I had no idea how I was going to run a 5K without stopping… I mean a 5k is roughly about 30 minutes of straight running.  Obviously I want to do it faster than that but that is what I am up against.

I have to say that today, I am very proud of myself.  AND at a pace that I have not really been able to achieve before (for long periods.)  I know that the decreased pace time has to do with the fact that I am now running more than I am walking.  In any case, game on!

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 • Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
 

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