Last night I finally finally finally bumped up my running intervals to the next week of the Couch to 5K program. Since I have no intention of taking 9 weeks to be able to run a 5K, I consider each week a level that I can reach at my own pace.
I did equal run/walk intervals of 1:30 and then equal intervals of 3 min and rotated each session twice. Including the warm up walk, it was about 2 miles. The only difficult thing about running for 3 min. straight is purely mental. If I have nothing to distract my thoughts, I’ll convince myself I’m tired and want to quit. If I distract myself by reading the subtitles on the TV in front of me, I can easily do the interval. Who knows what I’ll do when I’m running for hours at a time!
Last night was also the Team in Training kick-off event!