This is my second 3 mile run of the week and it was a tough one. I decided I wanted to do week 1 day 1 of Couch to 5k for speed. The first week of the program calls for a 5 minute warm up followed by 20 minutes of 1 minute running and 1 minute 30 seconds of recovery. When you're using the program to start running, that recovery interval would be spent walking, but I wanted to use the intervals a little differently. I walked for 5 minutes to warm up then ran the first 4 running intervals with the treadmill set at 6 (10:00 minutes per mile) and did each recovery interval at 4.2 (14:17 minutes per mile). After the first 4 running intervals my legs felt super tired so I gave myself permission to do the faster intervals at any pace faster than 12 minutes per mile. After I finished the twenty minutes of intervals I just finished out my 3 miles at my recovery pace of 14:17 minutes per mile. I owe the energy for this run to all the healthy stuff I ate for lunch.
You would think I was going vegetarian from all the tofu I've been eating lately, but really, the tofu is just cheaper than chicken and easier to cook. I'm practical like that. In other news, my blog was featured on Black Weight Loss Success and the Black Women Losing Weight facebook page today. If you're a new reader from that, welcome! If you've been coming around for a while, welcome back! I'm excited to have all of you here :)