Just back from my 3rd run of week 1 of C25k.
Today was HARD. Really bloody hard. I didn't have a particularly brilliant night's sleep last night but, compared to many, many others recently, it was fine although I didn't wake up until about 9am. I felt sluggish, though. Massively less than sprightly, all morning, in fact. No idea why. I had a largeish sized dinner last night, the size I always have, so I don't think it was that. I had a banana with homemade plain unsweetened yoghurt for breakfast at about 9.30am. Lunch of tomato soup and a slice of wholemeal bread at about 12.30. Went for the run at about 1.15pm.
It was as hard work as the first run I did, which I wasn't expecting. Still I made myself carry on, didn't try to push myself too hard (because that's when injuries occur, when you're tired and push yourself too hard) and finished the workout.
And was pleased as punch with the final results, as there was improvement in three of the five categories (the previous figures are in brackets):
Distance covered: 1.8 miles (1.7 miles)
Walk pace: 18:08/mi (19:23/mi)
Run pace: 15:46/mi (15:07/mi)
Calories burned: 195 (195)
So there's some improvement, thank goodness.
Next week's training is 3 runs starting with the brisk 5 minute warm up walk, then alternate 90 seconds of jogging with 2 minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes, ending with the usual 5 minute cooldown walk home. My ideal - weather and energy levels permitting - is to go on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with at least one swim thrown in there somewhere, possibly next Saturday, or earlier if I have the car. Then I'll be wanting to visit the allotment and there's always the Wii Fit for if it's raining.
I wonder how long I can keep all this up for......