I managed to get through week six pretty well. Bought one of those sports bottles, you know the ones with the top on it kinda like a baby bottle. Doesn’t help, still can’t drink while running without nearly choking myself to death. Not good. So just drink up before and after, that’s what I’m thinkin’.
Week Six Schedule:
Day One: Day 2 Day 3
* 5 minute warm-up * 5 minute warm-up * 5 minute warm up
* 5 minute jog * 10 minute jog * 25 minute jog – no walking
* 3 minute walk * 3 minute walk
* 8 minute jog * 10 minute jog
* 3 minute walk
* 5 minute jog
Day one was pretty easy after the 20 minute run to end the week last week. Day two I struggled a bit, but I did it. My shins tightened up about 3 minutes into the first 10 minute segment but soon loosened up and I relaxed a bit. By the end of the second 10 minutes I was pretty done for and glad I didn’t have a second longer. I took a two day break between day two and day three. I got up Saturday morning determined to do it. About half way in I got a side stitch that stayed with me til the end, but I finished it. All.twenty.five.minutes. And felt I could have gone a bit further. So I finished the week on a pretty strong note.
I’ll be ready for that 5K in September. I won’t be breaking any records with mah blazin’ speed, but I’ll be able to jog it without much trouble.