Couch to 5k – Week 5


I’ll give you a quick summary of how Week Five works.  You warm up by walking “briskly” for five minutes.  Then, you do a 8 minute jog followed by a 2 minute walk  – do that 3 times then cool down with another 5 minute walk.

It is unacceptable to think a person can go from running for 4 minutes to 8.  Completely unacceptable.

Day 1:  Not a good time.  It definitely sucked, but somehow I managed to pretty much power through.  I thought for sure I was going to bail out after 6 minutes, but surprisingly, I lasted 8 minutes.  Tell you what though; those 2 minutes of walking were NOT long enough.  I had to stop around 7 minutes on the second run, but then finished the third run.  I was pretty surprised!

Day 2:  Poor.  PISS POOR.  First run, 6 minutes, second run, 5 minutes, third run, 3.5 minutes.  NO JOKE.  I felt like I was Katniss in some Hunger Games shit, except I didn’t give a damn about saving Peeta.  It’s safe to say I’ll be doing week five again next week.  Womp.  Womp.

Day 3: So, I don’t know what’s going on, but my ankles, needs, toes, and shins are all going to be the end of me.  It’s impossible to keep up any sort of pace when I have to randomly switch my stride every three minutes.  Anyways.  So here I sit, after actually completing this running day, with swollen ankles.  Yippee.  But – at least I finished!  It was a nice temperature out, maybe if it was 5 degrees cooler it would have been perfect.  The sun wasn’t out – it felt like it was going to rain, it was wonderful running weather, in my opinion.

Stay tuned for next week.  Week 5 v2.  Boooooooo.

This week’s playlist:

Countdown – Beyonce

Somethin’ ‘bout a Truck – Kip Moore

Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra

Beers Ago – Toby Keith

We Found Love – Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris

Money, Cash, Hoes – Jay-Z

Take a Back Road – Rodney Atkins

Still a G-Thang – Snoop Dogg

Hey, Soul Sister – Train

Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band


3 responses »

  1. Inspired! Thanks for the candid post about C25k. Because of your blog, I’m starting it. Will follow you and be cheering behind the scenes!

  2. OMG I just found your blog and I am crying from laughing so hard! I appreciate your honest take on running, and I must be a masochist because you have inspired me to try C25K again!

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