A minute before my running time was up today, my side starting hurting. I couldn’t believe that I might have to stop before my time was up. However, instead of stopping the run, I decided to slow down until my cool down. My side didn’t stop hurting, but it did ease up enough for me to finish the run.
This afternoon, I started week #5 of C25K (Couch to 5K). My workout for today began with a brisk 5-minute warmup walk followed by a 5-minute run, a 3-minute walk, another 5-minute run, a second 3-minute walk, a third 5-minute run, then a 5-minute cool-down walk. I’m proud to say that I finished it without stopping (or vomiting). However, my second day of week #5 takes me to a new level completely. It begins with a brisk 5-minute walk, followed by an 8 minute run, a 5 minute walk, another 8 minute run, then a 5 minute cool-down walk.
If I survive this week of exercise, I’ll let you know. 🙂