Week seven of the Couch to 5K plan is back to three days of the same running pattern. This is it:
Day 1,2 & 3
* 5 minute warmup
* 25 minutes jogging
* 4 minute cool down
I did okay on days 1 and 2. My endurance is building and my breathing was much better regulated by day 3. I still can’t quite drink and run at the same time, but I can see it happening as my breathing is less labored and I shaved some time off my distance. I ran 2.2 miles in 25 minutes, though I’m not terribly concerned about distance yet. Once I can jog 30 minutes nonstop I’ll work on time. I’m hooked!
My plan is to ramp it up to the Gateway to 8K when I’m done with week 9. That’s another 8 week program to build up to an 8K and on from there I plan to build to a 10K.
I’ve been doing general stretches before and after, but is there any particular stretching plan anybody recommends?