I have a confession to make – I have every intention in following the C25K plan – just,
different than what the OFFICIAL plan states ..
Now, it’s not that I know better – because obviously, since I can’t consistently run 5k’s without stopping, I don’t.
It’s just that after completing Day 1 on the plan I personally found the walking intervals too long, so I planned to shorten those to 1 minute which would make the rest of this weeks sessions a 1 minute run, followed by a 1 minute walk for 20 minutes. I mean it’s the same – but just slightly different, no biggie – right?
Now let me set the scene – it’s still dark as I set off (from work) and I did the obligatory warm up walk before starting my Garmin at the beginning of the first boardwalk along Westhaven.
All good, I know the first minute is a run and my watch will vibrate at the end of each minute and I’ll alternate running and walking until I’ve done 20 minutes – could it be any more simple?!?!
In theory no – In hindsight? Yeah .. it could have been light and I would have been able to see my watch because as I was running along I kept thinking, gosh this is a long 1 minute, but since I always think that I just brushed it off as “being a wuss” I checked the countdown timer on my watch a couple of times but my light seems to stay on for a complete nano second which isn’t that helpful to someone who is blind like myself, so I switched it to show me the distance and time elapsed and realised why it was the longest one minute of my life as it ticked into the minute three. #sigh
So trying to stay on plan but also have some kind of accurate pace measure I swapped to a 2 minute run, 1 minute walk, 1 minute run, 1 minute walk and repeated that sequence four times (being a total of the 20 minutes outlined for week one).
It’s kind of the same ..
Day two, week one – run and done!
Till next time