I am in Week 8 - completed run 2. The past few weeks have been unbelievable! I have gone from someone panting heavily after 90 secs to running 28 mins non-stop. Like most of you, I got hooked onto jogging (I still wouldn't call it running at my speed ). Now that I am doing the longer runs, my niggles are taking more time to settle. So I had to take an additional day off after run 1 of Week 8. Though I knew that my body needed the additional rest, it was difficult to resist wearing the shoes and going out!
No, this has nothing to do with why I think I am a masochist! Consider this.. When I went out to jog today, I was sweating a lot by the time I completed the warm-up walk. I realized that it was a very warm weather, but I started the jog nonetheless. I needed a sip of Gatorade every 5 mins with the mouth getting dry. I managed to run the entire 28 mins. Was curious to find out how hot it was. I looked at the Weather - turns out it was 34 deg centigrade, hottest this summer! Now when someone who has never jogged regularly before decides to run for close to 30 mins in this weather, isn't it masochism?!
I am going for a short vacation with the family to a place at 7500 ft above sea level to beat the heat. I am unlikely to try jogging at this altitude - so it will be a break of about a week. BTW, has anyone tried jogging at higher altitudes, just curious..