Today was a good jog. For one, it's the last day of intervals in the C25K program. I had two 10min jogs with a 3min walk in between. In the middle of the first interval, I decided to do a full on run. I wanted to see how fast I could go. And it was pretty fast. I looked like an experienced runner for a moment there. There was an experienced runner on the track that passed me numerous times. But when I kicked into high gear, he was no where near catching up to me. That made me feel good. I just can't wait for my endurance to catch up. I'd be a running fool sprinting everywhere. And you know what else felt good about today? I can run fast and not feel the need to stop all movement to recover. I can't believe that I can recover from a slow jog. That has NEVER happened before. EVER. Any other time I've exerted a whole bunch of energy, and they'd suggest you march in place, I'd just stop and lie out on the floor, couch or wherever.
Now I am a little nervous about Friday's 25min jog. Yes, I know last Saturday, I jogged for 20min without dying. But it's weird because this week started back with the intervals, and it was harder than it should have been. Actually, a bunch of people on the Cool Running discussion board had the same issue. What is it about going from a long run back to intervals? And now coming from the intervals back to a long run has me thinking that 25min will be too much when I know that it's not. Ah well, let's just hope that the weather is decent enough that I can get to the park again. Maybe I'll be bold enough to leave the MP3 player at home since I need to be aware of my surroundings anyway.
Music: Robert's Week 6 Podcast (I'm using my own music after today. Thank goodness.)
Pre-run: Hot apple cider vinegar cocktail (1T ACV and 1T honey in hot water)
Lunch: Leftover black bean chili
Snack: Another ACV cocktail
Munchies: PB&J w/tea and a banana crumb muffin
Dinner: Broccoli and fried tofu in a spicy garlic sauce w/brown rice(because I've been neglecting veggies all week) and 3 orange wedges (it came with my check along w/the fortune cookie I haven't eaten yet)
I think I'm the only veg I know who has a hard time working veggies into a diet. I've always been big on beans, grains, and starchy veggies. Luckily, I'm not carb sensitive. It's not that I dislike veggies, but it's something I have to put more thought into when meal planning. I guess that's my problem. I don't really plan my meals. Now that I have free time, I should get working on that.