Day 263: The ups and downs of running…

Tuesday heralded Week 3 day 1 of my 10k trainer and as I was still stuck in a world of studying, I decided to get it out of the way at lunchtime…It was a narrow squeak as it was a 40 min run and I only have a 45 min lunch…but it worked ๐Ÿ˜€

This was ย the first increase in the length of the running intervals rather than the quantity of them. There were 7 x 4 min runs with i min walks in between and a warm up and cool down on each end. This meant 28 mins running and 6 mins walking (not including the warm up and cool down 15 mins walk in total)


lunchtime running ๐Ÿ™‚

After Sunday’s struggle up slopes hillsย I was apprehensive about the longer intervals (the logic that would have causedย me to stop worrying as I had run longer intervals before was absent).

As it turns out, I was worried over nothing. The run felt better than it has in a while ๐Ÿ˜€ the longer intervals were surprisingly ok, and the overall shorter time made the whole thing feel much easier than I was expected! I was really pleased with this running, as expected, the last couple of run intervals were harder than the first few but I really think I might be beginning to get there with this ๐Ÿ˜€

mind you…the route was flatter so I still need to work on leg strength…

Day 263 complete ๐Ÿ˜€


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About Sam Catchpole

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4 responses to “Day 263: The ups and downs of running…”

  1. nancytex2013 says :

    I’m starting wk 4 this week, which means the intervals go to 5 run/1 walk. ugghh. ๐Ÿ™‚

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