I flew through week 5 days 1 and 2 with the greatest of ease with my new Podrunner podcast. It was great! Day 3 not so much.
Day one: Day two: Day three:
*5 minute warm up *5 minute warm up *5 minute warm up
*5 minute jog *8 minute jog *20 minute jog
*3 minute walk *5 minute walk
*5 minute jog *8 minute jog
*3 minute walk
*5 minute jog
I really thought I loved not keeping the time. On days one and two I did. Five minute and eight minute intervals aren’t too long. On day three, however, I didn’t quite make it.
See normally I take a bottle of water with me and drink during the walking intervals. There was no walking interval today. So in an effort to stay hydrated because it is so stinkin’ hot I tried to drink…and run….and breathe all at the same time. Not a good combo. I lost my breathing rhythm and nearly drowned myself with the water. I ended up having to walk for about a minute somewhere near the end because I had no idea how much longer I had. For all I knew it could have been ten minutes. If I’d realized there were only a couple of minutes left I probably could’ve hung in there to the finish. 😦
Oh, and I really need to remember to take a hand towel with me because while I don’t mind sweating so much anymore, my eyes really don’t like it. So if you can picture this: girl jogging, trying to drink water, in the blind with her eyes closed because they’re stinging from the sweat that’s dripping into them. Yeah, go ahead, laugh. I am.
I’ll be back at it next week!