Cto5K: Week 7 completed – with a record

Today was a “record breaking” day for me.

After yesterday’s horrible attempt at running (literally couldn’t run for longer than a half mile), I decided today was going to make up for it!

First thing I realized: I require a cup of coffee in order to have a successful run. Maybe one day that will change, but every day that I have not had coffee, I have a shit run.

Today I had my cup of coffee and braced the cold. I reset the calibration on Nike + Runner so my run was bit more accurate.

I walked for .2 mi @6.0km/hr then ran @7.7km/h to complete the first mile. I did this for 3 miles total. The last .25mile I ran at 8.3km/h. It was so hard. But I felt so good after.

I completed 3.15miles aka my first 5K in 35 minutes. I’m pretty sure a minute of that was me trying to figure out how to turn off the Nike+Runner app.

Either way, I feel pretty good about myself today. I have only 3 more days of Couch to 5K training. It’s pretty much just running straight from here, but I have a few new goals.

1. Actually run the 5K straight.

2. Eventually, run 2 miles in 14 minutes. ((that’s a long way from now, but it is a goal))

Today, I averaged 11:25/mile . I’m pretty sure that this is because I walked for .2miles each mile.

🙂

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. fitfor365
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 13:40:10

    Nice running.

    Reply

  2. danireb
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 12:03:41

    Nice job!! So proud of you. We just started the C25k yesterday.

    Reply

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