C25K W8D3

C25K W8D3

In Get Moving by Tanya1 Comment

I FINALLY completed C25K week 8 Friday morning!  (It was planned for Thursday morning but I rescheduled.)  The last few weeks of the training plan have taken me forever because I have not been dedicated to the 3 times a week like I was in the beginning.  I’m trying to get myself back there!  I just noticed on my calendar that my 8K is less than 2 months away. GULP.  I NEED to be running 3 times a week to build up my endurance!

C25K W8D3

I felt pretty awesome after my run.  I was proud of myself not only for running but also for stepping away from the computer when it was time to run.  That’s really hard for me to do.  I took a vacation day from work to get things done around the house, so that kept me motivated. I didn’t want to waste the vacation day getting nothing accomplished.  😉

  • Couch to 5K Week 8 Day 3
  • Walk 5 minutes to warm up
  • Run 28 minutes
  • Walk 5 minutes to cool down

I ran on the treadmill for this workout.  Again, I tried to get engrossed in the videos I was watching so I didn’t think about how long I had left.   🙂   I ran at a speed of 5.0 (12 min/mile) for the first 20 minutes, then slowed down to a speed of 4.5 (13:20 min/mile) for 5 minutes, and then went back to a speed of 5.0 for my final 3 minutes.  My walking was at a speed of 3.0 like usual.

My legs felt great, and my breathing felt pretty good too.  The only reason I slowed down  was because my heart rate was higher than I thought it should be. I was afraid that if I didn’t slow down a bit, I might not be able to finish the full 28 minutes.  I’m trying to remind myself to focus on distance rather than speed.  I guess I could have kept going and just slowed down at the end, but  I was trying to imagine a race.  I always like to finish strong and run hard over the finish line!

It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend here in Ohio.  Get out there an enjoy it!  Don’t be a couch potato.  You’ll never regret being active. 🙂

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