Last night I completed Day 2 of Week 5 of my jogging plan. According to the guidelines, I was supposed to walk briskly for 5 minutes, jog 8 minutes, walk 5 minutes, and jog 8 minutes. I decided since I wasn't going to the track at WCU alone, I would jog on the half paved/half gravel circular drive at our facility.
It felt good to walk and jog on the smooth pavement, but I could soon tell that this was a different type of workout. I was focusing on my form and my breathing, however, I could tell that both areas needed a lot of work. Was it the mountain area, the higher elevation, the terrain that made this workout more difficult or just me? Who's to say. I perservered even though one of the guys in my photography class, who happens to work in the Athletic Department at his high school, was trying desperately to photograph me running. That was a shot that spelled disaster!
At some point, as the sweat was pouring down my face, I realized that my stopwatch had paused itself and I had been jogging for who knows how long! I don't know if I met the requirements for Day 2 or not, but after all I went through I'm going to call it a success and move on.....to Day 3 (jogging for 20 minutes). I think I'll try that one at home at a lower elevation and a level terrain.