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If you are wondering what Week 1 Day 1 of Couch-to-5K (C25K) entails, here you go:
Alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes
Wow, it's hard to believe that's how we started this journey! The first few weeks of C25K weren't difficult, but my knee did start to bother me almost immediately. It was more challenging as the weeks went on and our running time increased, but we got through it! We only had to repeat one day of the program because I couldn't finish a run that we had started on a trail.
In only one year we have run 15 races each (I DNF one and Mike didn't run Around the Bay) and three of those were half marathons!
In honor of our Runniversary, we ran today! Honestly, it just happened to work out that way with our training plan, we might not have otherwise.
I wore my new Canari cycling jersey
Now, why would I wear a cycling jersey to run in? Well, today wasn't just a running day, we had our first brick workout of this training cycle!
When I made our plan I had the brick workouts include 5 miles biking and 3 miles running. We ended up going to where I work because we still don't have locks for our bikes and we stored them in my office while we were running. Not the best simulation of a transition but it will have to do for now!
The bike route was a little hilly, which is good since our duathlon and triathlon both have hills. I ended up doing 5.09 miles in 22:32, which is 13.6 mph. Not too bad considering the terrain!
The 3 mile run felt horrible in the beginning but I still hit decent paces:
Mile 1 - 9:03 pace
Mile 2 - 8:48 pace
Mile 3 - 8:50 pace
Total Time: 26:43
Average Pace: 8:54 minutes per mile
Mike was faster than me during both the bike and run, but I had him in sight most of the time! Overall, it was a pretty successful brick workout but we definitely need to figure out a better way to simulate the transition.
I would say that we celebrated our Runniversary the best way possible, doing what we love!
When is your Runniversary?