The first week was brutal. As I mentioned, I have started up the Couch to 5K again. The first day I could barely keep up with the routine. I was breathing heavy and possibly wheezing, but I was able to get through it without too much trouble. Keep in mind that day one of C25K is the following:
- Warmup 5 minutes
- Repeat 5 times
- Jog 45 seconds
- Walk 90 seconds
- Jog 45 seconds
- Walk 60 seconds
- Cooldown 5 minutes
Yes, I was about done at the end of the first day. That night, my legs hurt, and the next day, it was difficult to go up or down stairs. My legs were yelling at me for not running for so many weeks.... or months.
Moving on to the start of week two where I found that it did not hurt as bad, but still it was not great! The only good part with starting week two was that I was not completely sore that evening nor the next day. The progression of C25K was doing the job and progressing me slowly toward week three. I ran the end of week two last night. A week consists in C25K terms of three segments, or days, before it moves to the next week. Still a long way to go in my training and I hope to be ready for the Washburn Alumni Association 5K in the Fall.
I still need to get motivated and back to spin class. I love it so much, but I have been lazy. That is the plain and simple about it that I have been lazy. I enjoy sleeping until about 7 or 7:15, rolling out of bed, shower, and at work by 8. It also does not help that work has been happening where I work out (SRWC) which I have been using as an excuse. Granted, I could still be working out at the SRWC as they are still open, have showers, and classes are in session. I am looking for excuses not to get up in the morning. That has to end!
The only race I have planned for now is the Washburn Alumni Association Fun Run in the Fall. That has not helped my motivation by not having a target race for training. Now it is all mental and relying on my motivation to get out and run.
Tonight though, I sit back, sip a cold beer, and cheer on the Kansas City Royals. Everyone have a great week!