5 minute warm up
20 minute run, 1minutes walk and 20 minute run (41minutes)
5 minute cool down
5.5k (so the treadmill says) 51 minutes
I say it again ... that treadmill is wrong wrong wrong! I ran my butt off in those 40minutes so I don't get 5.5km... it had to be more.
Today's run was a great. I'm slowly getting my endurance back and had no issues running for 40 minutes. I felt great, not out of breath and just really felt like I could go forever.
NOW my legs had other plans... my shins started hurting right away, then my calf started.
I really had to try to ignore what my legs wanted to do, which was NOTHING... they wanted me to go sit on the couch! BUT I was able to put it out of my mind and kept going, I was not going to listen to my legs and finished strong.
After my run I stretched and then iced down my shins, something I have been doing for a couple of days now and I find that it's really helped with the pain. I tend to feel fine during the day, it's just during my run that I feel some shin pain, but it's much better.
My Couch-to-5k group didn't run Yesterday due to rain, we are NOT that hard core yet!! But we are getting together tomorrow for our second run, should be fun.
My next session will be on Saturday.
With running 6 times a week I would like to find time to get some Core workouts in and perhaps weights, I feel like my core could really use the help... BUT I don't know if I'm being realistic with that. In 4 months I go from not working out at all to running 6 times a week... I might be pushing it, so we will see what I can come up with.
I also signed up for my next race, Toronto Women's 5k on August 28th, really looking forward to beating my current PR of 34:17 (I can't believe I just said that). My girlfriends who are doing the Couch-to-5k and my sister will also be joining me on that race.
Should be a fun event!!