I have just completed Week 5. This week saw the running really ramped up. Unlike other weeks, where the runs are the same each time, Week 5 had three different runs. The first was 3 x five minute runs, with a 3 minute walk in between. The second was 2 x eight minute runs, with a 5 minute walk in between. And today was just one long run – of twenty minutes.
I had read ahead and knew that it was coming, and I was rather apprehensive of it.
The first five minutes were OK, but in the second five minutes I started to wonder if I was going to be able to do it all – but then I seemed to get into more of a rhythm and managed reasonably well. This is my route (hopefully this link will work):
Turns out that I’ve run 3K today! Suddenly 5K doesn’t really seem that unattainable any more. And I really never thought I would say that.
Next week, from tomorrow, the diet re-starts. I have been somewhat distracted recently, with both my sons celebrating significant birthdays (21 and 18 – no idea how that happened – they were babies 5 minutes ago), and my food and alcohol consumption has not been brilliant! It certainly hasn’t been low carb, which is what I’m supposed to be doing.
So tomorrow sees a return to the scales, and a couple of really strict food days. I’m going to start monitoring my blood pressure too – as this was a little high last time I was at the GP.