I ran 5k

My legs didn’t feel good today, not even from the beginning. Not even 2k into my room my right leg was beginning to feel tight and that blood was pooling in my foot, I had to walk for about 20 seconds after I finished 3k to reset my foot although it came right back within a km. Thursday would have been the day I should have done 5k, my legs were feeling good during that run, I am surprised I was able to do it today.

Somehow my pace for the first km was 7.10, the next ones were 7.40 to 8 minutes. I ran it in 38 minutes in total.
Now on to 10k and a faster 5k.

6 minutes to go in my W8D2 workout

And I had to stop. I ran passed the train tracks and I was on my way back. My legs felt pretty good, I know I would have been able to finish those 6 minutes and maybe able to do about 4 minutes more, maybe another 8 on top of that in order to do 5k but I had to stop for other reasons.

The ice cream I had earlier wasn’t sitting right and I sadly had to stop to call for a ride home to use the washroom.  I think I could have hit 5k, damn.

I’m not enjoying running yet, I don’t feel any runners high, it is still just a frustrating 30 minutes of forcing myself to run and not stop and go home. Maybe it will be better once I get past this milestone.

I hit the road and W8D1 is done

It warmed up to around 10c so I got all dolled up in a long sleeve shirt and pants and went for a run. I went the full 28 minutes and I ran faster than I have on the threadmill. I ran at an average 7.30 minute pace for 3.75 km.  That is a lot nicer than the 8.30 minute pace I seem to have on the treadmill. Near the end I was huffing and puffing as I was going back up hill. Not that it was much of a hill, just a gradual climb on a road that you would never notice driving by or walking on it. Looking at my heat map I really struggled for the last 2 minutes of that run. I was doing relatively OK for most of it though, pretty consistent although a little slower after the 2nd KM. My pace for a full 5k would be 38 minutes which is what I did before. My legs felt great, my knees were feeling a little bit of the impact and my breathing was good until the last 2 minutes.


Around halfway through my run I was feeling pretty good, I thought I could push it beyond 28 minutes and maybe go to 30 minutes, I didn’t think I could do the full 5K but a little bit more than what I was scheduled to do. Looking back in August W8D1 was the first time I did 5k, I did W7D3 twice so I guess that helped build me up, Maybe next timeI can get a little bit more. Maybe not since with running outside it is the first time I a dealing with real hills and climbs.  Oh well I should be able to get through it soon, certainly a lot sooner than last year where it took me to August to do it.

W7D3 done

And it felt good doing. I did slow it down a little but not as much as Thursday. My legs didn’t feel too tired, my calves burned a little but not too bad. I wasn’t huffing or puffing either, the dry air wasn’t bugging my throat either. I felt like I could keep going, I was using my broken pegasus shoes instead of my new ones and it felt better, the arches of my feet didn’t feel weird.

My pace was a little faster than last time. Now all I have to do is not be bored. Running on the treadmill is still pretty boring. I really hope I can get to run outside on Monday, high of 10, a little windy.

W7D2 sort of done

I had to skip Tuesday, I had a bit of a cold. I wasn’t feeling 100% but good enough. I ran slower than usual and for most of it with just a 1% incline but I finished. I don’t think my shoes have enough arch support and that’s why my calves are tired. Today I wasn’t actually too tired, it is just my calves are tired. It’s weird to say because at points I just don’t feel like I have the will to keep going. I think it is my legs, maybe because of my feet and shoes.

I did 25 minutes straight at least, it was slow but I did it. I need to get faster.

W7D1 not completed, but close

Today was suppose to be a 25 minute running session. It is 11c outside today so I was really hoping that I could do it outside and really measure how far I am going. Unfortunately it is windy and my body doesn’t feel like it has the energy in it because I am sick. My hips and legs felt sore, probably because of how I lie on my side in the morning when I am sleeping, or just because I am sick. My back feels a little sore. I need to lose some weight to ease up the pressure on my back and knees, I wonder sometimes how much better I would feel as a result. I don’t think I have really lost any weight yet, but I am still eating like I normally would.

I ran on the treadmill today and to do the 25 minute run I had to pause twice so it took me 28 minutes, not bad overall. I had to slow down as I was going and eventually stop. My calves felt tired and I just felt drained. I have no idea if what I felt is due to being sick or I needed more electrolytes in me. I did slow down again and reduced the incline a little from 3 to 2. I don’t know how much the incline is tiring me out.

It felt hard to get past the first 5 minutes, and the next 5 and the next 5 minutes. I unfortunately had to give up, or at least pause. I tried my new shoes again, they felt fine this time around, not amazing but fine.

My next run is 25 minutes again, I hope I am feeling better for that one. My nose is runny right now, I don’t feel too drained overall but my legs overall feel pretty sore. sigh.

I’m going to call it done and move on to W7D2.

W6D3 done

Another week done, I was a little worried since it was my first time going back to running non stop, I did it on the treadmill again and I did slow down and lower the incline. My calves were burning up a little and feeling tight. My pace was apparently 9 minutes although it was 8 minutes 30 seconds on the track. I used my old shoes again, I should have switched up to my new ones to try them out, then again my feet are sore with my old shoes, they would have felt crappy with the new shoes. Maybe with the pegasus shoes they wouldn’t have been sore, just my calves. I really wish I could go outside to figure out how far I really am running, I don’t think I run faster on the track vs the treadmill but maybe I do because the incline on the treadmill makes me tired and slows me down.


2 10 minute runs, and I did it at the track this time. The second 10 minute session was tiring. I tried my new shoes and they seemed weird, not sure if it was from all my walking on the weekend or if it is the shoes. Walking around the hall of fame is damn tiring. The shoes seemed to have some bounce in the store but don’t seem to bounce when I run like the Pegasus shoes did.


Kicked it off and off I went, it was still too damn hard. I ran on the treadmill again and it is still hard. I can’t wait for the chance to run outside again, there were some days when I might have been able to but just couldn’t.

Getting close to 3k, even with the breaks it was tiring near the end.

W5d3 done


I wanted to run yesterday but work through a wrench into that plan. I couldn’t run at lunch and then it went long onto the night so I couldn’t use the track at the community centre. Today they were setting up for an event so I couldn’t go for a lunch run again. I got to use my parents treadmill and really didn’t feel like running today after work or at lunch but I tried and persisted and I did it.

My calves are burning today and it hurt at 6 minutes, I felt like giving up so much. Not sure if it was better or worse that I could see the time, probably worse since I could see each and every minute tick by. The amazing race was what I had on the tablet today, it helped a little bit but it was the first episode so it took a while to get interesting.

According to the treadmill me running for 20 minutes and walking for 3 put my on a place for 9 minutes a km. That is 45 minutes for a 5k. It just seems wrong. Near the end, I think with 7 minutes to go I slowed down from 4.6 to 4.4, eventually to 4.0 with an incline of 2 instead of 3. I am a sweaty mess, I hope it gets better or isn’t as bad at the track because I can’t go to work this sweaty. I don’t think I’ll run tomorrow, it is warning up on Saturday, maybe I can do an outdoor run.