Update – Six Weeks of 5K Training

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Week 2, Workout 2 — For the first time, I run outside.  I can’t figure out how long the track is so, since it took me about 18+  minutes to run a mile on Monday, I determine that I will do my 5 minute walking warm up & cool down and in between run for 20 minutes.  It goes well though I do have to push myself. 

My husband buys me some pink KT tape 🙂

Week 2, Workout 3 – Back at the healthclub treadmill

Week 3, Workout 1 – Bump up mileage to 1-1/2 miles.  It is easier and goes more quickly than I had expected, which boosts my confidence.  I feel like I’m doing more “in the zone” running and less “having to push myself” running.  

Week 3, Workout 2 – I decide to run at a track near my house.  This run “felt” like it went more quickly than any other run so far.  I’m not sure if it was the size of the track, the fact that it was outside, or what but I liked it 🙂  The track also has a slight hill at one spot, which I figure is good practice.  My legs did not start to feel tired until the very end.  I forgot to check my watch when I started so I don’t know how long it took me.

As I was doing my cool down walk, noting how long it took me to walk around the track it suddenly occurred to me that I may actually be walking faster than I am running!?  I will investigate this further next time I’m on the treadmill. 

I do feel like the running is challenging, that I’m improving, and that it’s a good workout.  However, I still don’t “like” it.