Tuesday, August 19, 2008

C25K - Week Three

Here is my week one experience with the Couch to 5K program and here is week two. This week we did two rotations of a 90 second jog followed by a 90 second walk and a three minute jog followed by a three minute walk. This was quite a step up from last week, I thought.

Running Day 1 - Okay, well, the day before Biker Boy and I had gone on a long bike ride. My hamstrings and inner thighs were sore and tight. As we ran, my muscles were loosening up a bit, but with every step, I could feel my muscles revolt. Good times. The stretching portion of our workout was...interesting.

Next Day - I spent the day sprawled in front of the television, playing a game called "who is the hottest athlete on screen?"* while I drooled over swimmers, gymnasts, and beach volleyballers, as I attempted to loosen my hamstrings.

Running Day 2 - There is another godforsaken heat wave coming soon, so I totally enjoyed the last coolish morning while we ran. There were lots of fantastic dogs out on this run, definitely a larger number than most. There's a duo singing in front of a small audience in the trial gardens and it was such a good day.

Next Day - Hey, more hot athletes. Sweet. This Olympics thing is working out for me!

Running Day 3 - The heat is back. I am not happy about this turn of events. My fingers are swelling in the heat and there is a blister forming on my ring finger where my wedding band and engagement ring are rubbing against each other. Running is fine. This week seemed...dare I say it...not too bad, and I'm thinking next week's more challenging regimen is just what I'm looking for me.

Next Day - My sister-in-law and brother-in-law come to visit. We go for a recreational bike ride. Seriously recreational. I don't know if Biker Boy and I have ever pedalled so slowly. It was eye-opening that sometimes people don't bike for all they're worth. Awesome. It took us like an hour to get around three lakes. Hee.

I'm looking forward to next week! Let's do it!

* Turns out that men from Spain are quite appealing and women from Poland and Slovakia can get my juices going.


  1. Way to go on the running! A week of good is pretty sweet!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

    Oh, and I have played that hottest athlete game too. Yep, sure have!

  2. Do you know about podrunner.com?

    He's got a series of free downloads that are music/beat-driven "First Day to 5K" and then "Gateway to 8K". I'm on week nine of the first series. It's nice to not time things, but have music that makes me do the walk/run cycle consistently and more intensely than I'd do it on my own.

    Yeah, there's nothing like going for a run in the morning and then having to bike a couple miles to work. I think I'm going at the SLOW pace these days on my bike...


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