This week I needed to change things up a bit. On Sunday, I tried to do the Couch-to-5K, Week 4, Day 1 workout. It felt like a really big jump from the Week 3 workouts. My friend, Kelly, is doing different intervals with her trainer, so I thought I'd try something similar. You can see what I did below.
I actually think the intervals I'm doing are better for my cardiovascular health. My heart rate stays elevated longer. The key to all of this for me is that these new intervals are easier on me mentally. I am at the point in my training that I feel like I can do nearly anything for a minute or two. However, when I'm staring a 5 min run in the face, it is still very daunting. Although the entire package is important, at this point, I need to focus on keeping my internal motivation going so that I will want to go to the gym everyday.
- Sunday-attempted Couch-to-5K, Week 4, Day 1--it was too hard and I was really starting to get down on myself
- Monday-Intervals: 5 min warm up, 60s run (4.0 mph)/60s walk (2.8 mph) intervals for 15 min, 5 min cool down (incline 0); full strength training workout w/2 sets
- Wednesday--Intervals: 5 min warm up, 60s run (4.0 mph)/60s walk (2.8 mph) intervals for 20 min, 5 min cool down (incline 0)
- Thursday-Intervals: 5 min warm up, 90s run (4.0 mph)/60s walk (3.0 mph) intervals for 20 min, 5 min cool down (incline 0); full strength training workout w/2sets
- Friday: Treadmill: 5 min warm up, 10 mins of intervals (same as Thurs), 10 min walking at 3.2 mph at incline 2.5, 5 min cool down
In other newsI'm nursing a slightly sore knee. I don't think anything is wrong. If I had to guess, I would say that 6+ weeks of exercise in my obese body is catching up to me. My knee is revolting. I can push myself and get through my workouts; however, my biggest concern is pushing and actually hurting myself.
I think it is time to work on my food intake. I need to make a plan so that I have the right kinds of foods to eat available to me when I need them. More on this later....