c25k – w3d1

Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.
I was in a great frame of mind when the alarm went off this morning. No problem getting out of bed at all! My goal was 3 complete 1-minute miles and I managed 5. It’s hard while it’s happening and I’m doing a lot of huffing and puffing, but I am doing it, and rejoicing in it when it’s over. Total time 0:18:39

When I got back Kahuna was strength training. He had pulled out his old bike helmet, so I need to see if it fits so I can maybe try to ride his mountain bike this weekend. He’s a little over an inch taller than me so the bike should fit, it’s the rider I’m worried about :D

My goal for this week is to bump up my time by 10% on Friday’s run. That will put me running 0:1:10 and walking 0:1:40 intervals. I know this is not exactly following what the real c25k schedules, but I’ve been reading tons that tells me not to increase by more than 10%, so I’m sticking with that. Will this keep me from being able to run the whole 5k? I don’t know, but I do know that I don’t want to hurt myself and at my weight I need to be careful.

So I’m planning the run and I’m going to run the plan.

We have a baby due in our family this week!  My cousin (who’s more of a sister) is due this week with her 2nd.  Unfortunately, I haven’t even met the 1st :(

Oh and Darla, a cassette is a grouping of gears on the back wheel of a bike ;)

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0 Responses to c25k – w3d1

  1. practiceliving

    Hiya – I’ve added you to my blogroll because you sound a lot like me, with Couch to 5K. I, too, am repeating Week 1 a few times. This is my second week of Week 1 – the first week I was managing about half of it on plan, the other half walking. This morning I did the whole thing for the first time – I was fried when I got home though! So you have another cheerleader here – keep up the good work!!

  2. Ah, so the day is a good one: I learned something new!

  3. When is your 5k? IS this your first one?

  4. Keep up the good work Terri – you’ll get there!