Couch to 5K: Week 7, Day 3

By Skip

I did not get out running yesterday.  Over the past two days I have hiked about 15 miles!

I HAD to get out this morning so here is what was on my to-do list:

  • Five-minute warmup
  • Run for 25 minutes
  • Five-minute cooldown

Why was I hiking, you might ask yourself?  Well, I was at Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Jupiter Florida geocaching with my wife, sister and her husband.  We found 70 caches in those two days but BOY do my feet hurt!  It seems to be around my ankles more than anything.

When I went out this morning I was a little concerned about my ankle but made it through.  I set my own personal best for the one mile (never ran JUST a one mile to get a good speed on this) and a 5K.

  • Best 1 Mile: 8’11”
  • Best 5K: 25’06”

I don’t know if I will get out on the 17th… I will wait until my ankle feels good enough to run properly.

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 • Monday, February 15th, 2010
 

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