Ease into 10k – Week 2

Had a bit of trouble with this “week”, thanks to a pretty awful January.

Week 2, Day 1

Run 4 min/walk 1 min. Repeat x 5.

First half was all good, the second half was really hard. Just ran out of energy, I think.

(Note: You can almost hear the dramatic music here. “Just ran out of energy. Dun-dun-duuuuuuh.” Because then I came down with the flu and well, you know the rest.)

Week 2, Day 2

Run 4 min/walk 1 min. Repeat x 5.

Flippin’ flu!

This is the first run I’ve done since I’ve got sick, and I knew it wasn’t going to be the fastest run ever. But, but, but… it was like I’d never run before in my life.

Feet hurt, knees hurt, I couldn’t even complete the whole thing and had to finish up walking.

What’s the point?

Week 2, Day 2 (repeat)

Run 4 min/walk 1 min. Repeat x 5.

It was raining. My hands froze the second I stepped out the door. I got a stitch. My shoelace came undone. One of my earbud’s got wet and kept falling out. I really thought about giving it all up and going home.

But, I figured if I was turning back, I may as well try and jog it – lo and behold, it was much, much easier. This is why running is a bit like a drug. Just when you think it’s impossible, there is a glimmer of hope.

I’m still so slow I might as well be going backwards though.

Week 2, Day 3

Run 4 min/walk 1 min. Repeat x 5.

This was a complete revelation compared to the previous few runs. It actually felt a lot better than the stats say – similar distance and average speed, etc – but there were times when I found the rhythm and it was like it used to be. Phew!

Goodness knows what will happen with the next week.

6 thoughts on “Ease into 10k – Week 2

  1. Loving to see the running posts are back again. I’m getting serious about my running again after taking a few months break post marathon. I’ve got two more planned this year!

  2. I enjoy that feeling when a run feels good after the last one felt so bad.

    I need to go today but I’m tempted to put it off until tomorrow. I am bad at sticking to my days.

  3. I am bad at sticking to my days.

    Me too. Particularly at the moment now I am without schedule and just running when I can fit it in.

    Are you running in the Swiss Alps?

    Not quite. Maybe one day 🙂

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