Getting tripped up
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Yesterday was Week 4 Day 2 of C25k, and it was the worst run yet. I can say that because every other one has been so good. I new it was going to be a challenge when I checked the temp and saw that it was 93 degrees with an air quality alert, but I pressed on. For those unfamiliar with how C25k works, this is the week where I did to reps of the following
3 minute run followed by 3 minute walk
5 minute run followed by 5 minute walk
I made it through all but the final 5 minute run, where I had to walk after 2 minutes. I decided to do that because I felt a headache coming on and didn't want to pass out in the street. It's counterproductive to make myself sick in the name of pressing on.
Also, during this run, I nearly turned my ankle on my previously broken foot while trying to avoid a guy walking his dog, slipped on some gravel, and tripped on some uneven sidewalk. Oof.
The weird thing is that the C25k app says I ran an 11 minute mile, despite having to walk half ot he last run. i felt like I was moving really slowly! This is an improvement for me from the 12:30 min mile I've been averaging.
So, I'm chalking yesterday up to a bad day but moving on. In the future, especially when it's hot like it was yesterday, I'll run on the shady trail I've been running on.