Sunday, May 15, 2011

SHAZAM! Week 5 Day 1 of C25K!

Yes!  I'm now on the "dreaded" week 5 of Couch to 5K.

Week 5 Day 1 Week 5 Day 2 Week 5 Day 3
5 Minute Warm Up 5 Minute Warm Up 5 Minute Warm Up
5 Minute Jog 8 Minute Jog 20 Minute Jog
3 Minute Walk 5 Minute Walk 5 Minute Cool Down
5 Minute Jog 8 Minute Jog
3 Minute Walk 5 Minute Cool Down
5 Minute Jog
5 Minute Cool Down

Today was of course Week 5 Day 1 and to be honest, it went well.  I was able to handle each of the 5 minute jog segments without slowing down.  Having repeated week 4 twice I think was a wise choice heading into this tough week.

This is where things start shaping up as we get closer to being "ready" for a 5K race.  I'm hoping that getting through this week will require my repeating weeks less often.  My target date to start training for the Half Marathon will be in the September/October area.  So I've got C25K to finish up and go through the B210K (Bridge to 10K) this summer.

I see now that each program is designed to double your distance each time.  5K (3 mile neighborhood) - 10K (6ish miles) - Half Marathon (13.1 Miles).  Yes, I know it progresses onward from there, but let's not get drunk on the cool-aid, m'kay?

Small town where my Mom grew up is having a 5K run during the period that I think our reunion will be.  It still hasn't been decided on WHERE it's going to be.  So until I hear anything, I'm putting off committing myself to enter that race at the end of July.

We'll see how it goes.  If that plan falls through, I'm sure I'll find something else to enter into over this summer.

Thanks for Reading!  Regards,


Running to 2012... and BEYOND!
Walt Disney World 1/2 Marathon - January 7, 2012

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