Nike says it best.
This was our week for 5/1 at the Running Clinic. The program is to do three sets of 5 minutes running and 1 minute walking. We did four sets because we’re pushing for a 5k race at the end of April so we’re trying to make sure we are training for that.
Today we ran Cootes Drive which starts out all downhill, then we turn and come back all uphill – gradual incline both ways. It was a good workout. Despite “not feeling it” when I woke up this morning, once I got out there and met up with Leigh and our instructor Carol, I was good to go. This “run” included a 3 min warm up walk, then the four sets of 5/1 and about a 7 min cool down walk, hence the overall average pace. Our actual run pace was around 8:30 m/km pretty steadily, even going up hill.
Tomorrow night we do it again, but will run the rail trail which has short, steep hills rather than a gentle incline.
I started tracking in MFP again this morning as well. I had just been tracking on paper since last Monday.
Today I am going to spend this rainy day cooking and prepping for the week ahead.
If you don’t read him, check him out. I have also downloaded some of his audio messages to my iPhone and I listen to them on the train on days I am feeling in particular need of a pep talk.