Couch to 5k: Week 5

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I'm so glad I blogged about running yesterday because I really needed to dig deep for my last run of week 5 and I'm not sure I would have done it without the accountability of this blog!

Here are my previous posts:

Week 5 Recap

The first two runs of week 5 were pretty good.  With the injury and physio it had been a week since my last run so I was very rested and ready for run 1.  And since I didn't want to overdo things it was 4 days after that that I did run 2.  The following day and I did hot yoga and woke up this morning a bit sore from all the chaturanga dandasanas and the glute exercises I've been doing, so I didn't have as much rest between workouts as I've had previously.  It might have been a tough workout anyway with two 8 minute run segments.  The fist 8 minutes went pretty well and I was ready for my walk break when it came, but the second one was really tough and I had to really fight through the last half of it.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Warm Up: Walk 5 min Warm Up: Walk 5 min Warm Up: Walk 5 min
Run: 5 min
Walk: 3 min
Run: 5 min
Walk: 3 min
Run: 8 min
Walk: 5 min
Run: 6 min
Walk: 3 min
Run: 8 min
Walk: 3 min
Run: 8 min
Run: 5 min Run: 5 min
Cool Down: Walk 5 min Cool Down: Walk 5 min Cool Down: Walk 5 min
Total time: 32 min Total time: 36 min Total time: 31 min

Week 6 Plan

With the last run being so tough, I'm really nervous about what's coming up on week 6.  I was hoping to start this on Friday but I may need more recovery time.  I am looking forward to running for 10 minutes and I think I could probably manage that, it's the second one that will be tougher and if that's the case then I will repeat the days until I'm able to do them.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Warm Up: Walk 5 min Warm Up: Walk 5 min Warm Up: Walk 5 min
Run: 10 min
Walk: 5 min
Run: 10 min
Walk: 3 min
Run: 15 min
Walk: 3 min
Run: 10 min Run: 10 min Run: 5 min
Cool Down: Walk 5 min Cool Down: Walk 5 min Cool Down: Walk 5 min
Total time: 35 min Total time: 33 min Total time: 33 min

Happy running!

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