Sunday, 16 February 2014

Fitness: Couch to 5k: Week 2

Well it is the end of week 2 of my couch to 5k training. 

Week 2 was a great week,I'm proud of the fact I did all 3 runs with 2 of them being on the treadmill and 1 being outside. This weeks involved me doing a brisk 5 minute walk and than going on to do a 90 second run and a 2 minute walk which then was alternated all the way through the run. 

Lets talk about my outside run first as this was my most recent run.
I felt that my outside run went good run unlike the week before when my outside run didn't feel to comfortable. I think this was all down not really knowing where I was going and not knowing what I was doing on the run.

 So this week Nicole joined me on this run as she is trying to get back into the gym and thought this might be a good way to boost her motivation which I think boosted my motivation to go for the run. We also brought Phoebe along again as she needed a good walk.  

The run had a slightly faster average pace which is good progress I think this was because Nicole likes to run slightly faster than I do so keeping up with her is important to me but making sure I'm not going to fast for my body. I felt really comfortable on this run, I didn't have as many layers of clothing on this week as it wasn't as cold. I think knowing what I was going to be doing through out the run and doing the activity twice before hand made me more aware of the pace I need to be doing the run. 

The duration of the run was 29 minutes but I stopped my run keeper app when all the running was done as my phone was dying. 

The route of my run plus the other details of the run.
The other two runs of the week were done on the treadmill, these again I think went really well. I think that doing the treadmill run lets me sort out my breathing properly so that when I do get outside I know how I should be breathing through out the run. On both times on the treadmill I walked at the speed of 6 and ran at the pace of 7.5. I changed this from the week before as I felt that the transition from walking to running on the treadmill was harder to control with that small change of speed. Running and walking at this pace made me feel comfortable and relaxed making it easier for me to do the activity. 

Well this is my week of couch to 5k. I'm hoping your enjoying reading these posts as i'm really enjoying writing them plus it's keeping me really motivated. 

Are you trying to do the same kind of thing or even a further type of race? If you are why not tell me about it I love hearing about peoples progress and how there doing. 

Hope to see you soon 
Love Melissa xx

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