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C25K: W4D3 Completed

Started my session Saturday and after the first two intervals I got side stitches. Tried to run through them, but found it to be impossible. Next morning (Sunday) reattempted the run and was successful. Here is my dilemma: my body seems to enjoy a 5.0-5.5 pace. I *feel* great about the process when running at that speed, however i cannot sustain it for the full work0ut session. If I run slower I can sustain it the entire session, but the run feels like drudgery. Should I keep my speed low to push through the c25k program, or should I let myself run at the speed that feels right, even if it means have to repeat sessions several times before i can nail them?

Here is this session’s stats, and the gap at around 20 minute mark represents where i paused the workout Sat and restarted it Sunday. It was a total of 3.49 miles over the two day session.

Garmin Stats

Comments

Curly J said…
I'm doing the same program.. I start Week 4 tomorrow! At the beginning of last week (Week 3), I was having similar side cramps, and like you I found when I went a bit slower, they seemed to fade away. As the week progressed and I did Run 2 and 3, I found I was able to pick up my speed and not worry about the cramps. I guess my suggestion to you is start slow, and then pick up the speed only when you feel ready! Don't push yourself too hard. When you're able and you feel ready to go faster, you'll know it!

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