Learning How to Run 3

Third week!


Training Day 8: 45min
"Take 45 minute brisk walk or light jog. Keep the intensity fairly low on this day. The main goal here is to just be active and get used to moving for a longer period of time."


We started 3 days after the last workout due to bad weather and Jhon's backache. It sucks because we can't follow the regime closely as possible with just 1 rest day in between. The result was obvious. I felt like I was almost back to ground zero, huffing and puffing with muscle aches. urgh!! horrible! I felt so frustrated because the run felt terrible but at least I managed to make a complete run/briskwalk/walk of 5.33km.

I know the average seems consistent with others but I also consider how I feel during and after the workout.

Training Day 9: 3.2km 
"Go on a 3.2 km run at a moderate pace. We are starting to increase our distance, but if you can try and increase the intensity when possible"


I felt slightly better on this day BUT, I did not run throughout. I still don't have that stamina yet but I did tried to run more and walk less. Results shows a little more improvement although I had a slow start which lead for a higher average pace.

Training Day 10: 10x1 min fast
"This is a 25 minute interval run. Perform 60 seconds of hard running with 90 seconds of light walking or slow jogging."


Do you know how many days since we last did our workout? 8 DAYS! Nights has been raining and I've been sick with stomach flu for 5 days. So I was not surprised it was not one of the best workout I had. The first 5 intervals was really good with my fastest pace of 5.11min/km but the remaining 5 was getting slower at every interval where running turned into a slow jog. At the last interval, I was feeling light headed. Nonetheless, I completed it! I felt disappointed but this is the reason I am teaching my body to run long distance right?

Training Day 11: 3.2km run
"Go on a 3.2 km run at a moderate pace. We are starting to increase our distance, but if you can try and increase the intensity when possible."


It was tiring but I managed to push through especially at the 2.5km mark. This is one of the "faster" paced workouts and it felt good. I know I've mentioned this before but I love it when runkeeper even emailed me saying congratulations for a faster pace. Good motivation. hehehe



   

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