Saturday, January 9, 2010
C25K: Week One Recap
W1D1 ---> After my five minute warm up, I ran my first 60 second interval at 6.0 on the treadmill. I did fine, but I quickly realized I was going to burn out quickly at that pace. I walked my cool downs at 3.5 and then continued the rest of my runs between 4.5 and 4.7. It felt good to finish, however it left me feeling like I needed to do more.
W1D2 ---> I did my training on the treadmill again ... with these cold temperatures, I was too scared to go outside. I have read that training on the treadmill is definitely not the same as running outside, so I am going to get outside as soon as I can. My runs were between 4.7 and 4.8 and for my cool down walks, I went down between 3.0 and 3.2.
W1D3 ---> On the treadmill again, although I contemplated going outside. Didn't get far. I'm such a mouth breather, that I was really nervous I'd hurt my throat. I increased my runs to 4.9, which right now is a great pace for me. I think 4.7 is too slow and I find myself running goofy because I'm trying to maintain that slower pace, which is awkward for me. I left my cool down walks between 3.0 and 3.2.
Week One Mileage Log: 5.4 miles
My biggest question right now is how to achieve proper breathing. I have read so many people talking about their breathing leveling out after about 10 minutes into their run. What do they mean by that ... and what is proper breathing form?