The Two Minute Block.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
So I’m in week 3 of training for my first 5K. I run three times a week, for about 25 minutes; a total distance of 1.8 miles for each run. However, I can’t break that pesky 2 minute mark. I can run for a solid minute and even a little more, but I’m completely out of breath before I reach one minute, thirty. It only takes me a couple of minutes to catch my breath enough to comfortably run the next minute. But try as I might, setting a slow pace or even just running as I feel, nothing seems to break that 2 minute window. According to my training I should be up to three minutes by now.
Don’t get me wrong, I see improvement. When I started I was only able to run one mile in 25 minutes, and now I’m reaching nearly two miles in that time. But I just can’t go for more than a minute at a time. It’s rather frustrating.