C25K – W5D2

Another run in the books. This one was simple. 5 minute warm-up walk, followed by a 3/4 mile jog (or 8 minutes), followed by a 5 minute walk, and finally another 3/4 mile jog (or 8 minutes).

I ran the first 3/4 mile at an excellent pace. I don’t know exactly how fast. I decided to cut the first run off at the 3/4 mile mark rather than continue on for the entire 8 minutes. I made it about 1/8 of a mile walking before the bell on my phone went off. I want to think I would have come close to 1 full mile in the 8 minutes. I slowed my pace for the 2nd 3/4 mile jog and finished EXACTLY in 8 minutes.

I kind of felt a little sluggish tonight. It could have been just one of those things. I know I completed the program as prescribed, but I didn’t feel as good as I had the previous nights. There were less distractions too. I was hydrated. I gave myself a lot more time to digest dinner. I had a decent nights sleep last night. I ate well throughout the day. The only thing I can think of is that I’m drinking too much coffee. Caffeine is supposed to be good for working out, but I may be drinking too much. I’m going to cut down a bit and see.

I’m going to need to get everything in harmony. Day 3 of week 5 is just one 20 minute run. This may be my first real challenging run.

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