Week 6 has you doing a 5 minute warm up, 12 minute jog, 3 minute walk, 12 minute jog and 5 minute cool down. Easy peasy.
Seriously, it was pretty easy, which means I could have probably pushed myself a little harder, but the point of this program is to COMPLETE a 5k. Not get close to the end and give up. So, I didn’t push myself. I wanted to be able to complete this week, and I did. And I’m pretty proud of myself.
Day 1: Well, it rained pretty much for 3 days straight before I ran, which means the soccer fields I usually run on were water logged. As were my shoes afterwards. And still to this day L They’ve been sitting outside with newspaper in them for over a week now and have still not dried completely. Because my shoes were so wet, while I was running, I developed two blisters. I feared this would put me out a couple days, but they actually weren’t as bad as they felt during the last running interval.
Day 2: Winning. I felt great after my run. My runners high even came back! It was a pretty nice day, a little warmer than I’d like to run in, but there was a breeze and a storm was brewing, so the temperature dropped a little bit towards the end.
Day 3: This run I did while in NY on Seneca Lake. I got up around 8am and got ‘er done. There was a breeze coming off the water and it was perfect. I even interacted with other runners! A strange occurrence! It was quite a lovely run and I was glad I forced myself out of bed in order to do it. Because once I got back to MD, it was about 91 degrees and there is no way in hell I’d run when it’s that hot.
Bonus shot of the lake!
This week’s playlist:
Just Like a Prayer – Madonna
Set Fire to the Rain – Adele
Skin – Breaking Benjamins
Face Down – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
3 – Britney Spears
Chemicals Between Us – Bush
Cosmic Love – Florence and The Machine
You Can Do It – Ice Cube
All of the Lights – Kanye West ft. Drake and Rihanna
California Gurls – Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg