Tuesday, July 2, 2013
I'm still on a high. Yesterday I completed Week 5, day 3 of the couch 2 5k program. I know I know. I started the program 11 weeks ago, but I had a few setbacks that slowed me down a bit. So I restarted 7 weeks ago, and have been working my way through the 9 week program a little slower, so I can do it right.
And last night it paid off. The summary for last night's run was: (From RunDouble)
"Day 3 follows (the warm-up walk) with a single 3.2km run."
and then it says:
"Don't be put off, you've been preparing for this for 5 weeks, just keep a steady pace, and keep going."
Oh I was put off. I mean, the last few weeks of my training have been going so well. I've really been enjoying the runs, and haven't stopped during any of them. My pace has been anywhere between 7min 45sec to 9min per km, but that doesn't worry me. The running feels good. My feet feel good. My knees, hips, ankles are fine.
But 3.2km?? The furthest interval I'd run was 1.2km the day before. But since the running had been going so well, I decided that I could do it. Even before I put my shoes and running gear on, I knew I could do it.
And I did it. It was so awesome. I have NEVER run/jogged that far in my adult life and it just felt so amazing. I'm really proud of myself (can you tell??) and I'm 100% sure that I'll be running the 5k by the 4th of August - less than 5 weeks away.