I haven’t run in 6 weeks. Or maybe it’s 5 or 7 or 8. I actually have no idea. There’s really nothing good that can come out of looking into that. Well, enough is enough. I decided to get back to it. I planned to do the Couch 2 5K again. But as you’ll discover that didn’t work out so well.
I was supposed to warm up walk 5 mins and then alternate 60 second runs and 90 second walks for 15 minutes. I skipped the 5 mins walk and ended up going for 50 minutes. Oh, and I decided to go up a 400 foothill side so I could run down my favorite trail.
This is me feeling like death on my way up…
That picture is pretty embarrassing. But I plan to post a comparison in a few months when I’m bounding up that hill with a freakin’ smile on my face!
I have done this loop before several times without stopping. I didn’t expect it to be so hard. But I guess that’s what happens when you don’t run for 6 or 7 or 8 weeks. One the way up I had to walk through a few 60 second run sessions. But I ran through a few 90 second walk sessions on the way down. Because it was fun!
Until I got the worst side pain ever!
Like my shiny outfit? Oiselle capris and tank with Brooks Launch shoes. I like the back pocket on the capris. My phone fit nicely in there and it wasn’t too cumbersome to get it out.
You might want to take some Dramamine before watching this video. I wanted to capture some of the awesomeness that is experienced when running down this trail. But it’ll probably just make you sea-sick. I’m pretty sure I need a GoPro 🙂
A few months ago I bought this incredibly cool (and expensive) Suunto watch. It does so much stuff I don’t even understand. I thought it would help motivate me to run more consistently.
Anyway. It makes these really cool videos every time I run…
On the way home I felt pretty great. I managed to run through the side pain and ran through a few of my walk breaks. The fog started rolling in and I got that feeling. That one I get when I realize how much I love it here.
Here are the stats:
Miles: 3.43 miles
Average pace: 14:36
Elevation gain: 436 ft.