Tonight's post is entitled "GAWD I LOVE DOWNHILL!!"
Was another "low motivation night, was still feeling some minor stiffness in my shins and a bit of arthritis twinge in my ankles because I'm almost a week overdue for my arthritis meds (Enbrel) but decided I would just GO!
First few run cycles were tough... really started to wonder if I was going to be ready for Week 3 after today. Slipped off my Five Fingers two run cycles sooner tonight, and things got easier. I started landing more gently and pounding my shins less which was a huge help. Got through the middle bit and got to my last two run cycles, starting at 17:30. Was supposed to run 90 seconds but suddenly was feeling good, nice long downhill stretch so I decided to see if I could stretch it out a little, kind of guage if I would be ready for the 3 minute runs next week. I ended up running the whole remainder of my route home. Stopped my stopwatch and walked for a few minutes before I looked... it read 22:37! I managed to run the last 5 minutes straight! WOOT!
Maybe I CAN do week 3!
So with my 6 minute warmup walk, puts me at 28:37 for 2.00 miles... under a 15 minute mile, which is kinda what I'm shooting for. Also been doing pushups 3-4 days the last week, trying to get to 30 good ones every day but so far not QUITE there. One step at a time.