At least the big news for me tonight is that I did Week 5 Day 2 without any issues. No slow downs, no shin or calf pain.
I tried something new tonight. I covered up the timer on the treadmill. MUCH BETTER! As much as I tried to not look at it before, I was always watching it dreading how much more time I had yet to run in the segment.
Tonight, with covering up the timer, I just kept running and listened to the music on my iPhone as the C25K app kept me going along. I added a few more songs to my songs list tonight and that also helped change things up a bit. Overall, the 8 minute segments really didn't SEEM all that long since I wasn't able to keep track of it!
Now on to the dreaded Week 5 Day 3. It's the 20 minute solid run. Warm up 5, Run 20, Cool down 5. I plan on doing the same thing with the timer. I hope doing that little trick will help me concentrate on just running along and the 20 minutes will just fly by listening to some tunes.
I've been looking for a countdown wigit/gadget/doodad/thing-a-ma-jig to add to my little blog here, but haven't found anything that really looks like it will do what I'd like. So I now bring you...
Cheap imitation countdown doohicky (subject to name change at any given time)
|Walt Disney World Trip:||9/2/2011||108|
|Disney World 1/2 Marathon:||1/7/2012||235|
Thanks for Reading! Regards,
Running to 2012... and BEYOND!
Walt Disney World 1/2 Marathon - January 7, 2012