W00t I did it. again it was at 4.6 mph but it took a lot out of me. I realized afterwards using my parents treadmill might not be the greatest idea since they have their thermostat set at 22c. It went OK, my legs felt OK afterwards, not sure if I should have chosen a higher speed but I don’t think I would have been able to complete the day.

I watched Hell’s Kitchen while running, it seemed to make the time go by a lot faster even though I already watched that episode. I am still sweating buckets while running, my run at work is going to be gross.

W5D1 is done

I did it on the treadmill again, my legs were tired but I was able to push on through. It was set at 4.5- 4.6. Not sure how much faster I could have gone, I don’t think much if at all. I did some calculations, to do a 6 minute pace I would have to have that set at 6 which the treadmill says is Sprint. I really wonder if the treadmill is messed up. Maybe it is in metric but then the speeds are messed up. Ho hum.

On the bright side I haven’t got that blood pooling feeling in my legs. I really didn’t feel like running today. In 2 sessions I’ll be doing 20 minutes straight on the track. This week went well last time and I was able to do W5D3 on the first try, I am hopeful I’ll be able to do it and beyond.

W4d2 done

And what a painful finish it was. Well it wasn’t painful but it was challenging. I ran again on a treadmill and the dry air seems to bother me. More troubling though is how winded I was. After every running session I was sticking wind hard and during the whole walking session between runs. Even the 3 minute runs were tiring me out.

I was getting physically tired at the end as well, that combined with how bored I was and how hard I was breathing during the run made it difficult for me to finish, I was thinking that I might just have to cut it short, I am surprised that I did finish. I did slow down, at one point I was doing 4.1 and I moved the incline from 6 down to 3. Hopefully I get to the track on Thursday to see what real life looks like compared to the treadmill. My treadmill runs have a much slower pace than track runs.

Week 4 day 1

So I screwed up, I thought this week was run for 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 3 minutes. Turns out it is actually 3, 5, 3, and another 5 minutes. I eased back on the speed on the treadmill from 5 to 4, sometimes I pushed it up to 4.5. I am thankful that I actually finished it because I wasn’t feeling that motivated and all I was doing was watching the clock and 20 seconds felt like forever. During the second 5 minute run I was already counting the time 30 seconds in. Montreal vs Carolina want passing the time very quickly, I hope Montreal starts playing well again.

When I did finish up it I was just a pile of sweat, this will make my lunch time runs more awkward and smelly. According to my time my pace was much slower than the week before, I didn’t think I was that much slower but I did have more walking although I did have more running time. Sigh. Ooh well this day is complete, hopefully I can do it 2 more times. Next week should be easier, it starts with three 5 minute runs.

W3D3 Done

Ran again on the track, went by OK. my calves felt very tight during the 3 minute runs. Not feeling confident about next week when I will have a 5 minute run in the mix. Hopefully I can push through it. I don’t seem to sweat very much until after I get dressed again. I have waited and walked around during my cooldown to give me time to get back to normal but I guess the cool air from the ice rink is keeping me from sweating immediately after I finish running. I guess I should use some water and sponge bath myself quickly around my neck.


Ran at the track, I think I do about 9 laps in 18 minutes, so pretty slow.  It does include walking though. The first 3 minute run was painful, I wasn’t sure what would happen during the second one but I went a little bit slower and it was OK. I hope my game picks up.

Week 3 do over

I was sick last week and unable to make my runs so I started week 3 over again. It went OK. I ran it on a treadmill and it went good, Ran mostly at 5 but for the last 3 minute session I left it at 4.5. I think my parents house is especially dry because my throat hurt afterwards, and later it felt like I was getting some wetness feeling in my lungs. it seems that usually occurs in the winter time because the air outside is cold and it irritates the bronchi, apparently my parents house is just that dry.  Otherwise it felt like a good run, I had it on an incline of 5. I haven’t run outside yet although it is warming up, still just using the treadmill and the indoor track. By my quick calculation I should be at 10k again by the end of April, hopefully it works out and I am a little faster.

I am a little anxious for next weeks run since it is 3 minutes and 5 minutes, and soon after that is 20 straight minutes of running. Last time I had a lot more failures, but it gave me more time to build my base, I hope that I have that base this time around, I imagine I do it just seems weird since I have put less time and effort into getting this far so far.

Quick run

I ran on a treadmill today, wasn’t too bad but I guess I was going slower than usual, I did 2 km. Although I don’t know if I ran less than the last 2 times. I counted the number of laps I did, it seems like 2.5 km, although it doesn’t really seem right. I set it at 5 for my runs at a 3 incline. I was tired by the end but felt better than usual so I guess I didn’t push my self as hard as I usually do. It usually feels like my calves swell up a bit keeping blood from leaving my foot but it wasn’t like that today.

Jan 12 run

Back for a lunchtime run. The cool air of the arena really keeps my sweat down and than as soon I change, boom. Did a week 2 run again. It felt a lot better this time, didn’t seem to struggle on the running sessions. My calves did feel tight but not as bad as the week before. I just have to get up to doing it 3 times a week now instead of once a week.

January 6th run

WOOHOO I ran, finally. Although it was a sad amount of running. I went back to C25k and started myself on week 2 which is run 90 seconds and than walk for 2 minutes 6 times. It took a lot out of me. My calves were burning and felt swollen. I had a lot of difficulty in catching my breath, even a minute into walking after a jogging session I could take a deep breath, the kind of breath that really expands your lungs. It was a weird feeling,I might have been able to do it if I stopped walking all together but it wasn’t like I was walking quickly, the Nike app thought I was standing still and paused the workout a few times.

On the bright side afterwards and today my legs feel OK, a little stiff but not bad.  When I started I was worried I was going to fail the day but I seemed to just get by. Not sure if I can do next week’s run but I have a couple more times for week 2 before I get there. Hopefully I can build up to it.