Couch to 5k – Week 5

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Okay, so we’re picking up the pace this week!

During the first four weeks of my Couch to 5k program, I would follow the same run-walk intervals for all three days of the week. You can check those out here:

That was NOT the case this week. Each day of the week, my running time increased.

Couch to 5k – Week 5

Day 1 – Tuesday

  • 5 min warm-up
  • Run 5 min
  • Walk 2 min
  • Run 4 min
  • Walk 2 min
  • Run 5 min
  • Walk 2 min
  • Run 4 min
  • 5 min cool down

Day 2 – Thursday

  • 5 min warm-up
  • Run 6 min
  • Walk 1 min
  • Run 4 min
  • Walk 1 min
  • Run 6 min
  • 5 min cool down

Day 3 – Saturday

  • 5 min warm-up
  • Run 7 min
  • Walk 2 min
  • Run 5 min
  • Walk 2 min
  • Run 7 min
  • 5 min cool down

Do you see what I mean?

The thing is, the running portions of these intervals were very difficult. But they also felt great. It’s just as hard for me as it was the first time around. But this past week felt different to me than it has felt the previous four weeks. Why?

During the first few weeks, I was still feeling like I was coming back from my back surgery, like I had to be careful. I felt stiff. Fragile. But now the difficulty feels normal. Does that make sense? I’m still slow… definitely slower than when I ran my first 5k. But it feels challenging in a way that is supposed to feel.

Does that make any sense at all?

What’s more? The weather has been so beautiful to run outside! I’m taking advantage of every summer day that I can.

In any case, I completed Week 5.

How you are making the most of your last few weeks of summer?

Cheers~
Carrie

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