Sunday, April 4, 2010

C25K, week 1, day 2

C25K, week 1, day two?


We stayed at the in-laws last night, and I made sure to bring my running shoes and Polar with me. I also made sure to tell as many people as possible that I was going "running" in the morning. It's funny that I can't do something half-way; it's all or nothing. There's no way I can back out if everyone's in on my business, so a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. The in-laws live in a town of 4,000 people, and at 7:30 am on a Sunday, no one's out and about. Pretty safe running conditions, if you ask me, so I took it outside. Day 2 looked a lot like Day 1; 5 intervals done spot-on, 3 ending a little sooner than the 60 seconds, with cramping and soreness in my right knee and ankle. I stretched both before and after my session (which I didn't do on Thursday), and that helped a bit. Maybe I need new shoes? It could also just be the "growing pains" of forcing my muscles to do something they've never been asked to do before. I'll work it out.

I loved being outside, but man, the pavement's rough. I definitely started to feel it as soon as the first interval, but the smell of Spring was totally worth it. I don't think I'll be heading outside too often, but it makes for a nice change of pace.


JewliaGoulia said...

Congrats on finishing - sorry to hear about the cramping/soreness.

Ummm... to be honest, I totally forgot about stretching. Ooops. Thank you for reminding me to do so.

My Day 3 is tomorrow. *fingers crossed*



Lyn said...

Do you stretch beforehand? That can help prevent injuries too!

You are doing great. Keep it up and you will be so thrilled when you can do the 5k!