OK, today's blog post comes in two parts.
MUCH nice day, got home headed out aroun 7:30 PM, roads were cool air was under 80° .. feeling so much more motivated than Saturday in the noon sun.
I went out and did the W3D2 podcast, did about 1.71 miles in the 22 minutes including warm up. Felt great to be out when it was cooler and to be able to go fully Bare Foot again after the blistering pavement Saturday. Still struggled a little on the first 3 minute interval and both 90 seconds but the last 3 minute started to feel pretty good again. Something about Week 3 still seems weird to me as you're only at warmup plus 15 minutes when you finish that last run. But I stuck to it this time, didn't tack on my extra run. Really felt like I should have though been doing more but decided to ignore my inner competitor and follow the program I figure I'll need the rest for Week 4. Still it's W3D2 in the books and I am still on track at right around 14 minute miles.Only dissappointment is my older son was sick and couldn't run with me, But got to use my new iPod and Robert Ullrey's C25K podcast! WOOHOO!The music isn't quite my test but there is definite psychological benefit to not having to watch a stopwatch. Just wish he gave a more definitive "Go!" on the running cues. All in all though, a good evening.
But THEN I got home ad my 9 yr old met me at the door and asked if I could take him out to try W1D1. His mom had promised to take him but she's nursing sick kids so I agreed. So back out with him I go, thinking MAYBE we'll do half the cycle before he drops ... but NOPE... did the FULL W1D1 with him! Another 30 minutes with warm up and cool down, another 1.95 miles!!
So, about a 10-15 minute break in between but basically I just did a 3.66 miles! That's more than a 5K!! (Granted, a 65+ minute 5K and with the extra 15 minute break in the middle but at least I know my feet can go over three miles. And now I have TWO sons who have run with me, which really is the coolest part! I am feeling really good today! WOOT!
Off to grab a light, and late, dinner.