35 minutes 2.06 miles 114 calories
5 minute walk, 25 minute run, 5 minute walk. Seriously?? I was shocked when I saw the 25 minute run pop up on the screen but you know what? I did it!! I ran the entire 25 minutes. After 22 minutes I SO wanted to stop but I just kept going and pushing, and panting, and I did it!!
The end is in sight!
2.15 miles 130 calories
5 minute walking warm up, 28 (Holy Crap) minute run, 5 minute walking cool down. Honestly, it took a lot to drag myself up off the sofa and get on that treadmill tonight. I did not feel like running. Not a good attitude going in, I know. I did fine until I was 23 minutes into the running part and I felt like I hit a brick wall. It was tough to do the last 5 minutes of the run. I slowed down and did a little speed walking for 1 minute of it and then forced myself to finish up the run. When am I going to start liking this? Ever? I just do not like this. I hate it. Oh God how I hate this. Afterwards I figured out that I actually RAN 1.78 miles during the 28 minute running part. I have no idea if that's good or if it sucks. I just know that I RAN 1.78 miles straight. Did I mention how much I hate this?
2.39 miles and 146 calories
5 minutes walking warm up, 30 minutes running, 5 minutes walking cool down. Well, I didn't think it was possible for me to run for 30 minutes straight, but I was determined to do it. Today was the first time where I felt like I found my “legs” after the first 5 minutes of running. Usually my calves feel weak and I struggle with running the first 10 minutes, but today I felt stronger much sooner. I ran a steady 3.8 on the treadmill and did fine until the last 3 minutes of the run. By then I was getting tired. Tony must have sensed it because he came into the room and stood next to the treadmill and cheered me on with encouraging words. That was a huge help! The last 2 minutes I just shouted out 1,2,3,4, 1,2,3,4 constantly in time with my steps. And I did it!! Woo-hoo only one official day left on the program, altho at this point I don’t see how that will equate to a 5K. I’m still way too slow and too far from the 3.1 miles yet. But we’ll see. I’m averaging 15 minute miles and I know now that is a HORRIBLE speed. But I think I’ll keep plodding along until I actually run the entire 5K and then maybe I’ll try increasing my speed. OMG - does that mean I am actually considering continuing with this once the program is done??
Well, tomorrow I'll do the last official day of the program. I shudder to think what that's going to entail.