Learning How to Run 2

Click here if you missed the intro and my first week experience.

Second week!

All photos are taken via runkeeper's website through my logs and I don't know why it's gray in the first slot when I've already completed it.

Training Day 5: 2.4km run/walk
"Go on a 1.5 mile moderate run or brisk walk. At this point if you cannot run the entire time you should be able to run/walk it. Our intensity is still moderate but starting to pick up the pace a bit."


Wah.... This day was f-ed up okay? First, I started the workout with a bitchy attitude because of my day was horrible but I forced myself to run thinking it will calm and tire me out to sleep. Secondly, it was raining/drizzling so we can't really run. When I decided to run near my block, the internet connection sucked! Even if I ran for 400m, it didn't record and running in a small circle sucks! My morals were low that day. The map basically shows how I felt.

When I looked at my report, I got even more frustrated! I ran/walked consistanly like previous 4 workouts and it said I was moving half the pace! WHUTTT! Angry!! Actually, I could redo the run but technically, I did my run. It's just the records are not accurate.

Training Day 6: 8x1 min fast
"This is a 20 minute interval workout. Perform 60 seconds of hard running with a slow 90 seconds walk or jog recovery and repeat. You should be recovered by the end of 90 seconds but not completely recovered"


This is my 2nd interval run and I could tell the improvement. I could keep up easy with 1 min of running throughout the 8 cycles. My fastest run was 5.29min/km and average run only was about 6+/-min/km. My work out heart rate is higher which means I am working my body more.

Training Day 7: 2.4 km run/walk
"Go on a 2.4 km moderate run or brisk walk. At this point if you cannot run the entire time you should be able to run/walk it. Our intensity is still moderate but starting to pick up the pace a bit."


This is the best one I had so far. I tried to push myself a bit more and it shows in the data and how I felt. I still need to brisk walk but I try to run further and faster; jog if I have to. It was tiring but there was never a point a moment of extreme exhaustion. I was so happy when I see that my average pace is faster by more than 1 minute. I also love it when runkeeper always congratulate me on every little improvement in pace, distance or even elevation.

Check out my heart rate after that run. It's good! Previously, when after a workout or any form of aerobic exercise when I feel exhausted, my heart rate was only at 120bpm but with just 7 training days, my heart is working awesomely!

[Heart Beat app]

At 152bpm, I am not only burning calories, I am also developing stamina and endurance. Horray for improvement!!

   

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