Week 6 Run 2 | Couch to 5K Program
It was Friday and running after the school run in the morning was impossible. I had a meeting, then a client then school pickups so couldn’t get to run until after 3pm. I was determined to get out there though as there’s no CrossFit on Fridays so this would count as my exercise for the Lifestyle Challenge that Pete and I are doing.
Last night’s CrossFit workout seemed leg intensive. We did a rowing warm up, a squat 101 and then a workout that involved running, squats, kettlebell deadlifts and box step ups. I don’t tend to get really bad soreness these days unless we work something that I’ve not worked for a while so my legs “felt” okay. I did feel a little fatigued though. Still I got out there and made myself do it, it was a lovely evening for it, not too cold.
I felt all good during the warm up. I had a good steady pace. After yesterdays 5 minutes, 8 minutes, 5 minutes I was not looking forward to running for 10 minutes.
Sergeant Major says run… so off I go. Instantly my legs feel heavy… uh oh. I was determined not to walk or give up though. The first run was all good, I passed a friend Corrinne at the lake and got a hi 5 from her. That kept me running and I achieved the full 10 minutes. Stopping to walk felt clumsy, I felt like the guy out of QWOP. I felt like I needed to walk though. It took a while to get back into sync with walking.
Back onto the second 10 minute run, this time I felt at times like I couldn’t go on, I’m sure it must have been the strenuous nature of last nights work out, then I remembered I hadn’t eaten much either. Ho hum need to make sure I eat at lunchtime and not schedule clients in at that time.
In parts of this run my pace was literally a slightly faster run than a walk but I kept that moving but slowing the pace so I didn’t stop. I got through it though and did not walk in the running parts (event though I was sorely tempted).
I reckon it’s time to review the macros, I might not be eating enough before a run, I’m still on the program though, here’s to the next run – back up to running without a break, this time for 22 minutes.