C25K Report: Week 5

  • W5D1 (Fri)
    • walk 5, run 5, walk 3, run 5, walk 3, run 5, walk 5
    • Not awful, but I wasn’t too worried about it.  Days 2 and 3 (especially 3) however…  Yikes.  This is where it ramps up fast.  Which I guess makes sense.  Next run is the half-way point for Active’s version of C25K.
    • P90 Sweat 1-2 and Ab Ripper 100
      • Decided after work to see if running helped my endurance with this at all.  It did, but I still can’t quite make it all the way through yet.  Damn run-lunges and cross-hops are hard.
  • REST DAY (Sat)
    • P90 Sculpt 1-2
    • My abs hurt from yesterday.
    • Orchestra rehearsal.
  • W5D2 (Sun)
    • walk 5, run 8, walk 5, run 8, walk 5
    • Wasn’t entirely sure about those 8 minute run segments, but a chill tune came up in my playlist when the first run started and reminded me to slow down.  Got through it just fine.  Didn’t burn out but didn’t have a whole lot left in the tank at the end, either.
    • Abs are still a little sore.
  • REST DAY (Mon)
    • Travel Day (attending JNUC 2018)
  • W5D3 (Tues)
    • walk 5, run 20, walk 5
    • IT’S FARKING COLD HERE!!!
    • Made it through the 20 minute run just fine, actually.  Only real issue was that I got turned around in the park by my hotel, so I didn’t make it back to my starting point by the time the app said the workout was finished.  Well, that and it was 34°F outside.
    • JNUC Day 1
  • REST DAY (Wed)
    • P90 Sculpt 1-2
    • Feeling frustrated because of my weigh-ins while traveling.  I know part of it is the increased sodium intake and decreased of rest. I also didn’t weigh my clothes before leaving home and I usually weigh nekkid, so there are a couple of pounds accounted for.  Plus, different scale, so there’s no telling its calibration.  I purposely moved to maintenance calories for this trip because I didn’t want to feel like I was failing by not meeting my deficit goal and I know things’ll even out once I’m home and back in my normal routines.  It’s just hard to focus on the big picture when I’m this tired.
    • JNUC Day 2

This week’s rediscovered running music is this instrumental version of Namaste by the Beastie Boys.  The chill vibe and laid-back groove helped me remember to slow down for the increasingly lengthening run segments.

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