Another week bites the dust
As regular readers of my weekly updates will know, I'm quite apprehensive before starting a new week and w7 was no exception, and to be honest, it's the most apprehensive I've felt so far!
Upon starting r1 it felt fast and within 30 seconds I thought that I may have to slow my pace down somewhere during the run. However, after the initial shock of running at 9km/h, I seemed to get into my stride and, after numerous glances at the timer and wishing it would go faster, I managed to complete it. I was so chuffed with myself
The second run of w7 couldn't have been more different and I almost enjoyed it I felt that the effort needed to complete it was a lot less than in r1. I hardly glanced at the timer and it was over before I knew it. In fact, I felt as if I could have ran for longer but decided against it Needless to say I was feeling great after that run and looking forward to r3.
The third run of w7, well, this was the hardest of the three runs this week which could be down to a number of reasons. I was feeling a bit lethargic arriving home from work, I also didn't eat anything (I normally have a meal then run approx 90 minutes after) and my three year old grandson has got chicken pox and we had him stay over at the weekend. Whatever the reason, I found the last 8 minutes hard going but ground it out and managed to finish without slowing down or stopping.
Week 8 coming up and again I'm hoping to up my running speed by 0.5km/h to 9.5km/h to keep me on target to reach the goal of 5k in 30 minutes. Again, fingers crossed I can do it
For w7 I walked at a pace of 4km/h (w6 at 4km/h) and a running speed of 9km/h (w6 at 8.5km/h) covering a combined walk/run distance of 4.4k for each of the three walk/runs.
In old money (approx): 4km/h = 2.5 mph. 9km/h = 5.6mph. 4.4k = 2.7 miles.
Best wishes to everyone working their way through the c25k and to all those thinking of starting, just go for it