Week 6 of training for the 5K was a relief. I felt a lot of progress compared to the past few weeks. Major highlight? I bought new running shoes on Saturday. Hoping they will reduce the calf pain I’ve been feeling. Plus, they just look cool.
Here are excerpts from this week’s logs:
Day 1: Completed Week 4, Day 3 of Couch to 5K program. Not sure if that’s the right workout, considering today is the beginning of Week 6 from when I started. Regardless, I’m proud of myself today. Able to run outside, in cool 65ish temperatures. Took zero breaks. I sweated plenty, but not profusely like last week indoors. Listened to music. Calves started tightening midway through.
Day 2: Decided, with Stef’s input, to skip ahead to the workout for Week 5 Day 2. Nervous about skipping ahead over 2 assigned workouts but was able to keep up with this one much better than I expected. Did both 8 minute runs without breaks. Beautiful temps again helped. Am I ready for the 20 minute run on Saturday?
Day 3: Ran the full 20 minutes without stopping, outdoors in 70 degree sunshine late afternoon. Here’s the video I shot as soon as I returned:
As you reflect on last week, what are you proud of yourself for?