|The fall scenery where I ran today|
After not being able to run the earlier part of the week due to sickness, today I felt so much better and so I decided to attempt for the second time the Week 8, Day 1 routine. I started off great. It felt good to be out there, but somewhere I wasn't able to overcome the mental battle and so I decided to make this day a walk/run routine. When I chose to walk, I only did so in short spells. Normally in this C25K program, when it's time to walk, you walk anywhere between 2-5 minutes. In my walk routine, I may have walked a minute or less, then start jogging again, depending on how I was feeling.
I did notice at some point that my left leg was going to try and play a trick on me but that leg did not win the battle. I'm almost certain that I'm placing more weight on one side of my body. How can I be so sure? Because if you lower the volume on your music or turn it off all together and just focus in on the rhythm your feet make on the ground, I could hear the stressed notes one foot was making on the ground. The pattern was long-short-long-short-long-short.... In my mind, I can see the sheet music that matches my running. Calling all music majors. Do you know what I mean?
So, I ran 0.01/mile more than last week. I'm believing that I'll make my goal next week, even if it's pure adrenaline that gets me over that finish line. That or all the other runners who push me over so that they can cross it too. :-)
|Week 8, Day 1|