So I just finished the couch25k week 5 workout #2. I am now at the halfway point in the program. I feel pretty good! So today was a 5 min warm up, 8 min jog, 5 min walk, 8 min jog and 5 min cool down. I was a little worried about the 8 min jogs as the longest I have been doing so far was 5 mins. So today I woke up got dressed and went downstairs to put my shoes on and I usually put my orthotics in my shoes and I switch them between shoes. So I took them out of my work shoes and while I was putting them into my running shoes I got a little distracted by the new way of tying my laces. After that I went and ran. While running I felt something was off but I continued. WHen I was done and I went upstairs I saw that I forgot to put the orthotic inserts in my right shoe *face palm*. So I was running with no insole or orthotics on one foot. sigh. I guess I was too eager to run. haha
Anyways so my run went really well. The first 8 min jog was so easy I was surprised. I didn’t focus on the time and just ran. At one point I was smiling while running because I was just so happy and impressed that I was feeling so amazing while running my longest interval yet. So the first 8 min jog I kept a speed of 5.5 which was the same speed that I did my 5 min jogs at the previous workout. My 2nd 8 min jog I maintained that 5.5 speed until the last minute and half where my breathing was getting a little too much so I reduced my speed to 5.3. I was able to finish the workout feeling good 🙂 It wasn’t my longest distance ever but it was my longest distance this week.
After I did weight for another 30 mins or so and finished up with a nice protein recovery shake. I put vegegreens, vanilla protein, mangos, a banana, and some plain greek yogurt. So good and good for you 😀