Week 4 and powering through

Time is disappearing and before I knew it my last run of week 4 is tomorrow.

Run 1 and 2 was a setup, near doubling the effort from week 3 and I was anxious but I slowed down and gave it some breathing room. Safe to say I made it.

Last nights run was good, a lot more difficult with head wind and I started to feel the lactic acid build up in my calf's but no pain. This was on the second 3 min run and the 90 second walk felt worse than the run itself as I could truly feel how hard my legs have been working. Surprisingly I wasn't out of breath and I didn't reach my heart rate peak which I was surprised about. Last 5 mins I slowed down my pace to give my muscles a break and I made it home, finishing the full 5 mins and then picking up my pace to run the rest to my house. I felt like Rocky!

First time I had reached my lactic acid threshold and it felt like my muscles were working to there full potential. Its nice to know the difference.

I got home and I felt my calf's were Arnold Schwarzenegger! haha!

Today, they feel like nothing has happen. No pain or aches which is great!

The body is an amazing thing!

Skip

Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

3 Replies

oldestnewest
  • Well done you. Its really good to see the effect the plan is having.

  • That's the first thing I did plus foam roller-ed them!

    I think it all helps with the healing.

  • That's Week 4 complete!!! booyahhhh!

You may also like...