ahhh.. On to a new week. I need a new week. And I was so excited to try out my spiffy new running shoes! Running 60 seconds then walking 90 seconds was getting way too easy. HA! I should have stayed in week one! Who am I kidding. Here I was thinking to myself that this is too easy, I’ll be running a 5K in no time! Its amazing how just adding 30 seconds to your run makes such a huge difference! Think I can complete the half marathon with alternating 60 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking?
Week 2 consists of a brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes. Again, it seems so easy. HA.
All you seasoned runners out there are probably laughing at me, and I hope to be laughing at myself in months to come. But it was hard. Harder than I thought. I can work out on an elliptical machine for 40 minutes!!! How come running for 90 seconds is so much harder! But, I did it and that’s all that matters. I didn’t die on the machine, and I won’t die tomorrow when I run again. It’s baby steps and as long as I am moving forward, I am moving in the right direction. Maybe its not a coincidence that “I Got A Feeling” by the Black Eye Peas came on as I was about to run my last 90 second interval. It gave me that extra motivation I needed.
Walking – 3.5
Running – 4.5