I had a mini-mental breakdown yesterday…after a horrible week traveling for work and then coming home to a house that needed cleaning and a boyfriend who scheduled dinner out with friends the day I was due to return and thus I had to eat on my own yet again this week, my brain (and body) revolted. I drank beer, ate Halloween candy and leftover pizza, and turned into a lump on the couch instead of starting C25K wk7. I already know that running in the evening is generally a no-go for me, but last night was impressively so.
Things always end up working out in the end, though. My struggles during today’s run were with a slight amount of boredom and tired legs. True Blood reruns just weren’t doing it for me today – I think I need to watch some action movies like the Resident Evil series. My warm-up and cool-down were the standard five-minutes each at 3.3mph. I don’t seem able to walk any faster than that on the treadmill. Not because my legs won’t go any faster, but I start tripping over my feet and such. *shrug* Anyhoo, the run was 24 minutes at 4.4mph and the last minute at 4.6mph!
I have been fighting off something trying to settle into my chest all week – it feels tight and occasionally I have a bad cough. Thankfully, it didn’t seem to hinder my run at all today (no coughing!) – my breathing has been really good the past couple weeks. I am just working on getting my legs back into shape to go farther, faster. Today I had upped the mph by a tenth and I plan to do the same for Sunday and if that goes well, again on Tuesday. Although, at some point, therein lies the problem…my natural propensity to sprint. Once I ‘graduate’ from C25K, I’ve got to figure out what a comfortable pace is that I can hold for longer periods of time, and not just running faster in the same length of time. And then I need to start working on my mileage.