Monday, June 14, 2010
I attempted W4D1 of c25k today and failed. I had to rest for about 15 seconds in the first 5 minute run which was ok, but I only managed half of the last 3 minute run and I couldn't do the last 5 minute run at ALL. My lungs were exploding and I was gasping for breath after the first minute of the second 5 minute section. I'm extremely disappointed in myself.
I know I'll do better on Thursday and it's all about building up to it, but I feel like such a failure for not managing it. Nearly half an hour later my lungs are still burning. I'm pleased with the fact that I took nearly 2 minutes off my run time for a 2.4km run though. So even though I failed at c25k for today (which I will improve on my next run I'm sure) I'm a lot closer to my own personal fitness goal so I can't be TOO cranky with myself. Who knows, I might take another 30 seconds off it on Thursday and only be 2 and a half minutes off where I need to be.
I'll get there eventually :)
Monday, June 14, 2010
Tonights blog is about two things.
First off, I'm freaked out. Tomorrow I'm going to do W4D1 of c25k... I'm scared! It's such a big jump in running time, with a couple of 5 minute runs. I'm worried that I won't be able to do it, but at the same time I'm trying not to think that way because that's going to set me up to give up instead of fighting through it.
And I'm bummed because here in good old Aussie land at the moment we're in the depths of winter with no chance of reprive any time in the next 2 months. Melbourne is always cold, we had a very chilly autumn this year and spring will be just as bad so we don't get to enjoy nice weather for long. It's hard to feel positive and motivated when it's so cold and miserable and now that I'm not ashamed of how I look anymore I'm desperate for summer to come back so that I can wear clothes that I actually feel good in instead of rugging up like an eskimo.
Ahhhh whinge whinge, moan moan. Lol.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Well, after my last blog I was feeling pretty down about failing W3D2 of c25k. I KNEW I could do it because I'd already done one day of it beforehand, so not doing it made me feel like a complete failure.
Well, the very next day I jumped on the tready and got through it, and I've done it again today. It threw my timing out a bit so I'm not having a full day off exercising this week as Sunday is normally my rest day. But that's fine, I'd rather be able to say that I'm on track and I achieved what I set out to do.
I am, however, TERRIFIED of W4D1. There's a couple of 5 minute runs in it and I'm really struggling just to get through 3 minutes. When I think about it I'm disappointed because the first time I did c25k I got to the 20 minute run stretches and I couldn't imagine being so out of breath as to nearly be sick after a couple of three minute runs. Three minutes seemed like a blissfully short time to run actually lol. I wasn't even starting to break a sweat until 6 minutes. So to be afraid of a 5 minute period of running is a real step backwards for me.
I know that I had to go through this last time, but I didn't have any fitness to compare it to the first time. I hadn't been that fit for a very long time so I couldn't remember being able to run for 5-10 minutes before I was really stuffed (and continuing on for another 10 minutes!). This time I DO have a memory of being able to do that and it's a bit disappointing. I have to keep reminding myself that I'm running at 3kph faster than last time, and I'm also running on incline 1 which I didn't do last time.
BUT I MADE IT THROUGH WEEK 3!!! Lol. It takes me 18:54 to get through 2.4km now. Week 4 should get me doing it a bit faster than that. I'm hoping to take at least a whole minute off in week 3, even a little more. Then week 5 if I'm lucky will have me doing it in 15-16 minutes... And finally week 6 should be 14 minutes. My final goal. I'm at the half way mark now. As soon as I've done my 14 mins for 2.4kms I'll do a street run and make sure I can do it out in the real world as well as on the treadmill.
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