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