For the most part, my running takes place every other day. I have it set up like that as not to burn-out. I really want this to succeed, so I am doing everything I can to make it work just right. But, there is room for change. I have made a few changes to the routine, and today is one of them. I was to be on an “off” day today, but it is our last day in Mexico. Tomorrow, we are back into Phoenix for a day before flying home. The temp in Arizona is HOT! I mean oven hot. I decided to get one more beach run here, and skip AZ completely. Then, I can pick back up in Colorado on Wednesday. Skip the hot heat completely.
Add to that, I am starting week 4, which is reducing walking time down to one minute. I didn’t think it would be a problem, as I have been feeling like I have plenty left in the gas tank up until now. I was a bit off, but nothing too crazy.
The run started off just fine. The first beep from Endomundo came and I dropped to a walk. That next minute came and went fast, as I was up running again before I could think about it. The next few came and went just as fast, and I was caught trying to second guess when the timer would beep, so that I could fully embrace the walking portion of the routine. I think that was a mistake. I should have just thought of something else, or like yesterday, looked out at the water. I think I focussed too much on the walking part of the routine, and felt like I was overly tired the whole time I was out there. When I got to the 7th run of the routine, I thought I would just skip the 8th thru the 10th run and just walk it out for the rest of the 20 minutes. But, to my surprise, at each minute change, I instinctively started to run, even though I told myself i would walk. The last 2 run cycles were not as hard as the middle cycles were, maybe because I was not focussing on the walk portion as much by then.
Anyway, I was walking on water again, per Endomundo. Beyond that, Week 4 looks to be just fine. Next week, I am not so sure. Running for 2 minutes! I think I should be fine. I think… Stats below.