Friday, July 5, 2013

C25K: Week 5 (run 3)

Well, I finished the killer 20 minute run. Huzzah!

I jogged the first 5 minutes at 4.2 and then did the rest at 4 mph. So, slow, yes, but doable--and I completed it, so that's saying something. Part of me wonders if the .2 less was actually easier, or if my brain tricked my body into thinking so? Anyway... I know that I ran a mile today. It's been a while since I've done that. And I didn't even cry! haha. (confused? read this) Moving forward, I think I'll tackle these longer runs at a slower speed and the shorter runs at a faster speed. Maybe this will help with conditioning... maybe not.

It felt good to finish such a long run. I had my doubts and concerns, but I fought through them. Who knows how I'll feel about the runs for the next four weeks, but I'm glad I know I can finish 20 minutes.


Jammi said...

Congrats! That's really awesome, especially when you read that older post and see how far you've come.

Tanya said...

Thanks Jammi! Each week I feel a little more shocked at what I've accomplished. It gets harder from this point forward!

Jammi said...

It will but just remember that when you started, this point seemed like one of the hardest and yet you've managed it. I think that's the best part in improvement and also the worst.

You beat something that you thought you couldn't, but then you know that there's much harder a head of you, lol.


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