I’m starting to feel like a “real” runner. I made it through today’s 8-minute jogging intervals without stopping. I used a couple of strategies to help me get through.
First, I used two songs of about four minutes each for the jogging intervals. That way I knew when the first song ended that I was about halfway through.
Second, I limited the times that I would let myself look at the timer. My treadmill has a little “track” in the upper left corner of the console (the timer is on the bottom right); lights go on as you progress around a quarter-mile. I let myself look at the track and visualized turning the corners on my old high-school track. I would only look at the timer during the second song of the interval and only when I completed a lap on the track.
People always say running is a mental challenge as much as physical challenge. Sometimes the mental challenge is surpassed by playing mind games.
Day 3 is Wednesday! (Yes, I’m psyching myself up for that 20-minute run.)
61 minutes total exercise:
C25K program: warmup 5 min., jog 8, walk 5, jog 8, cooldown 5
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Avg HR 121, Max HR 160
Avg HR% 68, Max HR% 89
In Zone (121-151) 0:21:31
Justify My Love – Madonna
Desire – U2
Pride (In the Name of Love) – U2
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
When Tomorrow Comes – Eurythmics
Good Stuff – The B-52s
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
I Hear the Bells – Mike Doughty
Smooth – Santana & Rob Thomas