Week 3 consists of 5 minutes walking, 90 seconds running, 90 seconds walking, 3 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 90 seconds running, 90 seconds walking 3 minutes running, 5 minutes walking. Let me tell you those 3 minutes of running (without a break) have scared me silly.
My apologies for taking so long to get another post up. I could say I’ve been busy and yada yada yada, but I would be lying. Truth is I have kind of been a bit slack with the running.
It all started on Sunday when I really just couldn’t be bothered, the day wore on and it was nagging in the back of my mind, but I just didn’t have the motivation to do it. I also think I was a bit scared of the fact that I was going to have to run for 3 minutes straight, you know, without a break! Running 90 seconds has been a killer – this will be twice as long as I’ve run so far – without a break! I was sure Robert Ullrey had made a mistake on his podcast, but it appeared not. To cut a long story short – I didn’t go. I felt like I’d let myself down, my blog readers, my Twitter friends – I felt very slack.
Monday came, no run. Tuesday, no run. Wednesday, no run … until 7.00 pm when I decided I would go to the gym and get my run done. I had to do it, it was making me feel all churned up inside. I decided I could do the 3 minutes of running, that’s 3 minutes running straight without a break, and was pumped. I got to the gym turned on my iPod and realised I only had Weeks 1 and 2 downloaded. Nothing else to do but do week 2 again. It was relatively comfortable because I’d psyched myself up for a longer run. I also put the incline up to 1 for some added adventure!
This morning I decided to run early as I have a busy day ahead. I dropped my son to work and stopped at the gym. I am running at the gym due to dreadful weather here in Brisbane. I have decided that I won’t be using weather as an excuse – ever. Also there is a gym bonus – facilities are very handy and clean!
I am happy to report that I made the run and still felt like I could have done another set of 90 seconds and 3 minutes. I did have the incline set at zero today – just in case. On Sunday I will try this run on incline 1 – soon I’ll be an extreme runner!
So, now I am sitting at my desk, showered, exercised and organised for my day. I feel so smug. And good.
I’m loving that so many of my readers are also doing the C25K and love hearing how you are going. If you are blogging about it too, leave me your link so I can visit your blog and encourage you the way you are encouraging me. Thanks everyone, without my blog and Twitter I know I’d be slacking off permanently now.