Week 5 Day 1 in the Couch to 5k Running plan is as follows:
1st time I did this run was on 5/16 outdoors. As soon as I got into run mode, my shins started to hurt, but I was able to complete it. I was out of breath though so I decided I would repeat W5D1. First, I wanted to rest my shins so my next few gym visits were on the bike. When I finally did repeat a week later (wow, exactly 1 week – I log my runs on breakingthetape.com) 5/23, it was indoors on a treadmill. I was only able to complete the 1st 5 minute run. The next 5 minute run, I think I did only about 90 seconds of it because of my shins. Once again, I rested my legs and shins…did some bike work and then skipped the gym all together over the long weekend. I tried again yesterday, 5/29, on the treadmill and I completed without dying of shin pain NOR was I that out of breath (a little, but nothing crazy)! WOO-HOO! I feel a little something on my shins, but nothing to whine, whimper and cry over. Didn’t even have to ice them. I guess it does help to just let your body rest and recover! I can finally move onto Day 2 tomorrow!!!
Looking around to register for another 5k, but I don’t know why some of these are mid-morning when it’s going to be the middle of summer! Early morning would work best, no? I wanted to do the 5k Color Run in Chicago, but they’re sold out and even if I could go, I would feel weird by myself. pDaddy would have gone with me, but no one to watch our girls. Plus, I’d have to deal w/booking a room (which are probably over-priced) so I could shower off all that color. Looks like so much fun though, right? In-laws are coming in June, but not until a couple of weeks after the race.
Holy crap…June? ALREADY?