Just finished my last workout for week 3. I am pushing myself hard to do the 90 seconds, and I cannot sustain more than 4 intervals of that. I know that I am not exactly completely the "letter of the law" on this challenge, but I am doing my best. It's solely for the purpose of challenging myself, because I burn a heckuva lot more calories when I walk slowly for 90 minutes than when I do intervals for 30!
On a positive note, my 5k time is down to about 69 1/2 minutes now. My treadmill doesn't show the seconds after an hour, so I have to guess-timate it. When I started this challenge, I was at 75 minutes.
I will be very curious to see where my time is at the race on April 9th! In the meantime, I will keep doing the jogging intervals for as long and as often as I can tolerate.
"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky.
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." - from "The Alchemist" by Paolo Coelho
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