My First 5K: Week Two
This past week has been week number two in my training schedule for the upcoming 5K I signed up for. The schedule is getting a bit tougher, longer runs, but I think I have been faring pretty well. I told a co-worker on Friday that I completed the 12 minute run without any problem, and that I even thought I could have gone a bit longer. She questioned where I was running – inside on a treadmill or outside in the elements? I had been running on the treadmill in my gym, and she suggested I head outside for at least a few runs, claiming outside running was completely different. Say what? I thought she was ridiculous, but my boyfriend and I made a plan that Saturday morning we would complete the 15 minute run outside.
Um, ouch. Outside is most definitely different from the treadmill. At around minute 6, I was wishing we were done. After the 15 had gone by, I was covered sweat, my everything was burning, and I was gasping for breath. Embarrassing? Oh yes. I couldn’t believe the difference, but I know now that I need to run at least 2-3 times a week outdoors. A lesson learned!
Here is what my schedule looked like for the week. The bold is what my regular workout schedule entailed, and the non-bold is my training schedule.
Monday: Walk 5 minutes, run 10 minutes, walk 5 minutes, 30 minutes elliptical
Tuesday: Walk 10 minutes, 30 minute treadmill walk on incline, 30 minute yoga DVD
Wednesday: Walk 6 minutes, run 12 minutes, walk 6 minutes, 20 minute Kettleball workout
Thursday: Walk 15 minutes, 20 minute cardio DVD
Friday: Day Off
Saturday: 15 minute run
Sunday: 20 minutes Pilates DVD