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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Couch to 5k Week 6

For the most part, I do believe I'm starting to get a handle on my schedule.  I'm able to schedule my jogs, and I'm able to keep to that schedule.  That said, my schedule is still really busy, and I'm still really tired.  I did, however, complete week 6...woot...and I thought I'd let you know how it went.

Day 1: Eight minute runs weren't too bad.  I knew I had just done a 20 minute run the week before, so mentally it was fairly easy.  I was, however, very grateful for the opportunity to walk. 

Day 2: I must have been fairly tired, because 10 minute runs were hell.  Honestly, I'm not quite sure why it seemed so hard, but it was.

Day 3: Based on the previous run I was fairly nervous about the 25 minutes I had coming up.  The week hadn't gotten any easier, so I was still tired.  Luckily, I was able to sleep in a little later than usual (8:00 am was a beautiful sight) so I was a little more rested.  I made it through the first 15 minutes with no problem.  I worked a little harder for 5 more minutes, and by that point I wasn't going to let myself quit when I was only 5 minutes from the end.  I did it!  I also completely wore myself out in the process, but I was proud of myself.

This next week I'm super nervous because it's all full of  25 minute runs.  Will I be able to manage it?  Will I feel so tired after every run?  Will I even be able to complete each run?  Should I maybe repeat week 6 before moving on to week 7?  So far, the only run I've repeated has been week 3, and that was less of a repeat and more of a finally get it done.  I'm pretty sure I'm just going to keep going, and do my best to complete week 7.

Oh, and there are a few other things I'm happy about with week 6.  I did do a bit of strength training, and I worked on some yoga for relaxation.  I definitely think those helped.  I'm hoping to continue with those this week as well.  So, goals for this week include:
                                                                       1) Complete week 7.
                                                                       2) Continue with yoga
                                                                       3) Continue strength training.
                                                                       4) Take the dogs for walks on the in-between days to keep
                                                                           my feet moving.

I think these are doable if I just try a little extra harder...and maybe if I get a little extra sleep.  Wish me luck!

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