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5K Your Way Week 7: Day one

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

So today I started week 7 of the 5K your Way program. It was so exhausting! It's 7 sets of 1 minute walking and 4 minutes running. On paper it didn't look to bad, but the reality was rough!

I was about to call it quits 25 minutes in. I was exhausted, my Zombies, Run! mission was over, and there is one really long song in my running playlist that causes the music to stop playing immediately after-I've been meaning to remove it, but haven't had time. Yeah, of COURSE it played today. So I had a good 10 minutes left without music to keep me going.

Still, I felt really bad not getting in at least a half hour. I've gotten to a point where 30 minutes is doable, and if worse came to worst I figured I could just walk the rest, so I took a quick break to refill my water bottle, and I pushed myself. Needless to say, I got my 30 minutes.

I decided to just walk and cool down the next 5 minutes. I set the pace on the treadmill slower than I've set it in weeks-slower even than my starting pace. After a minute, I felt better and decided to just run as long as I could and then call it. I ran the whole 4 minutes! I completed the first day of the plan! I took another 5 minutes to actually cool down, and I felt wonderful!

I am so glad I didn't quit when I thought I had to. I need to work on pacing myself a bit better, but I am so glad I did it. Still, I do hope this week gets easier. It seems obvious, but I'm finally figuring out to just take each small segment at a time.
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    Great Workout! Love the treadmill! You are Rockin!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1105 days ago
    emoticon Good for you! Good luck on the rest of your week.
    1105 days ago
    “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” ~Robert J Collier emoticon
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