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