Oct 10 2014
This and That

Couch to 5k Progress: Week Seven Recap

This is the 7th week (out of 9) of my “Couch to 5k” journey. I didn’t realize until Monday that all 3 runs during the 7th week were full running, but I made it! I even got a runners high on day three!!

Week 7, Day 1 – Monday, October 6, 2014

2.05mi (Best Distance!) • 35min • 17:04 pace

Active’s Couch to 5k Activity Training: Brisk 5-minute warm-up walk. Jog for 25 minutes. 5-minute walking cool-down.

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Week 7, Day 2 – Wednesday, October 8, 2014

2.07mi (Best Distance!) • 35min • 26:54 pace

Active’s Couch to 5k Activity Training: Brisk 5-minute warm-up walk. Jog for 25 minutes. 5-minute walking cool-down.

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Week 7, Day 3 – Friday, October 10, 2014

2.63mi (Best Distance!) • 35min • 13:18 pace (Best Pace!)

Active’s Couch to 5k Activity Training: Brisk 5-minute warm-up walk. Jog for 25 minutes. 5-minute walking cool-down.

I had a day off of work today, which meant I could go for a mid-morning run instead of waking up way early and running pre-work (at 6-something am)! So, I was able to eat my breakfast, drink my coffee and give my body a chance to wake up. This I think made a HUGE difference towards the whole best distance / best pace! I had a whole lot more energy going into my run and was a whole lot more awake. (In case you didn’t notice from the stats above — I far surpassed my best distance best pace!!) And, mid run, I finally felt a runner’s high!! It was only for 2 or 3 min, but I felt it none-the-less! And now I know it is not completely mythincal 🙂

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And – linking back to my nine week training schedule to link up with all of my other couch to 5k weekly recaps.

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