I am not sure what is going on with me, but I could not finad ANY motivation on Saturday or Sunday to wrap up week 4 of the program. It was bloody hot here in the Denver area, so I am sure that has a little something to do with it. But my running time has been pretty early when the temp is pretty low, so I am not sure what to think.
Anyway, I ran this a.m., and I decided to begin week 5. I was also up a bit earlier too, to begin cycling my run time earlier because of the new job starting next week. I hit the trail by 6:00, and the first 2 minute run was no problem. I was just starting to get winded at the end of the 2 minutes. The 1 minute walk was not long enough because when the 2nd 2 minute run started, I seemed to have gotten winded much quicker. I still made it the whole 2 minutes, but I was seriously huffing at the end. And the thing is, I am not really running fast. Just a medium pace jog. The 2nd walk cycle was also too short, and when the 3rd run started up, I did so, but ended up crapping out about a minute and a half into it. The 4th run cycle, I crapped out at a minute, and the 5th, 6th and 7th run cycles were changed to walking fast. I was beat-tired 10 minutes in, and I am not at all sure why.
Up until the routine on Friday, I though I had been doing pretty good by stepping this up. It was kind of a shock today when I felt like i was gonna pass out mid way through the 3rd run.
I am not sure what I am going to do. I don’t want to stall out on this, but I also don’t want to burn out either. I might re-evaluate my routine on Wednesday to maybe running 2 minutes and walking 2 minutes to see if the extra breather minute in between will help. The one minute of running is not at all tough to do, but based off today, the 2 minutes of running was a bit too much right off the bat.
Anyway, Stats below: