Wednesday, July 21, 2010

C25K: W4D1 (failed)

Today’s run was as follows per the c25k training program:

5 min warm up

run 3 min;walk 90 sec

run 5 min;walk 2.5 min

run 3 min;walk 90 sec

run 5 min;walk 2.5 min

5 min cool down

Compare that to last week:

5 min warm up

run 90 sec;walk 90 sec

run 3 min;walk 3 min

run 90 sec;walk 90 sec

run 3 min;walk 3 min

5 min cool down

So it is a full 7 minutes more of running this week than last, with less rest time in between.

I’ll go ahead and cut the suspense and announce now that I failed. Bummer. I needed a 2 min walk after the second 3 minute run as my heart rate was getting too high to recover in just 90 seconds. Then, with 1.5 minutes left in the final run I lost my steam and started to get dizzy/nauseous. Looking at my HR on the Garmin it was 185. Too high for sure. i let myself walk for 30 seconds, heard the training guy break into the music to say “congrats” and thought I had only stopped 30 seconds early until he finished his statement: “congrats…you’ve only got 1 minute to go!”  WHAT?! (i actually shouted this out loud in frustration). I picked up running again and ran for another 45 seconds before I had to stop and walk the last 15 seconds.

It’s 89 degrees with a “real feel” of 94 according to weather.com, so I’d like to think the heat/humidity is playing a factor but I’m sure that’s just an excuse.

I’ll reattempt this run Friday morning in Seattle (we leave tomorrow for vacation). Should be much cooler then and I’m looking forward to it.

Here are my stats for the run, from my garmin FR60: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/41322101

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