June 16, 2011
Week 4 in the books. Looking forward to week 5, I think the 8 minute jog will really be a challenge. I'm trying to stick strictly to the schedule as outlined in the Couch to 5K plan, but did try to push through the last 5 minute run today. I didn't try to jog any faster than the first 5 minutes just tried not to slow down to a shuffle but keep it as a good jog. I won't claim I was successful but at least I didn't have an involuntary stop like I did last time out. I was able to improve the distance I covered a little, but that was probably due to the slightly lower temp and the overcast sky. I carried my wife's iPhone 3Gs instead of my older 3G and the MapMyRun GPS worked great. I'm due for an upgrade and was gonna upgrade to the iPhone 4 but rumor is that a new model is again suppose to come out in September so I'm going to wait and see. I wore my Columbia Trail Runners today, I had been wearing my new UK Gear shoes the last 2 times out. I think I like the Columbia's better, the UK's seem to be a little more rigid but they may get better with wear. I wore them around the house for about a week before I ran in them, but they still may not be broken in completely. Well, watch the rest of the Tour de France and then nap time.
Distance: 1.43 mile