Everything posted by MrsWepking
I did it! C25K week 5 day 3 is in the books! I ran for 20 minutes straight, which is 12 minutes more than I’ve ever done before. I didn’t hit the 2 mile mark because I only run at 5 mph, but running for 20 minutes without stopping is a huge accomplishment for me. I am by no means a runner, and just a few weeks ago 3 minutes at a time was rough. I will say I much prefer the intervals to the long runs, but it is very satisfying to know that I am capable.
The day after when it went back to intervals I was happy and couldn’t understand how people said the long runs were better, but now that I am on week 8 I agree! Long runs are satisfying. I also crave running—on my off days I get cranky that I can’t run, lol. Good luck on Monday!
I just did Week 6 Day 3 today and it was great. I ran for 27 minutes straight to get the 2.25 miles and I wasn’t completely dying by the end! I always walk afterwards until I hit 3.17 miles and I did it in 45 minutes 25 seconds. 45 minutes is my goal for my first 5K in November, so I’m hopeful. After I finish the program I am planning on starting over outside because I have been doing it only on the treadmill (at a 2 incline) so far. Good luck with your long run!