Finally did it. Week 5 Day 3 (aka the 20 minute run) is elusive no more!
I slept early last night…well, I tried. I fell asleep around 11:30 only to wake up an hour later then got back to sleep around 1-ish. Ever since I wrote my post yesterday w/that challenge to myself, I’ve been psyching myself out to do this 20 minute run and I must’ve subconciously been thinking about waking up early to do it b/c I actually woke up before my alarm (5:30…my alarm’s set for 5:50). Of course, I kept going back to sleep so I actually didn’t get out of the door until almost 7:15 and OFF I finally went!
Beautiful morning – cool and breezy…partly cloudy in the low 70s. Perfect.
I surprised myself and did relatively ok with the whole thing. It was the last 5 or 6 minutes that hurt because I had to go up-hill for about 3 minutes before going back down. Plus, my right sock was slipping off and so I was getting my first blister (not counting one from years ago 08? 09?).
I’m glad I challenged myself. I’m glad I got out there. It’s 8am. I feel great. I need to just eat well and keep up this momentum and that should keep me on the bandwagon again
According to my Garmin (not counting warm up and cool down), here’s my Week 5 Day 3 breakdown!
Distance: 1.7 miles
Avg. Heartrate: 174
Avg. Heartrate: 130
Cooldown (stopped too early):
Distance: .09 (I was walking back and forth the same block. Does GPS get all messed up?)
Avg. Heartrate: 151