Well, May is almost over and I've only blogged about my 5k training once! Oops. I think about it every time I go for a run, but I've had other things that have been on my mind lately. Important things, like drunk parenting and my dog with an over-developed sense of self importance. My intentions have been good, but as usual, my follow-through is lacking.
Currently, I'm in week 6 of my C25K training. Week 6 day 1 is 5 min jogging/3 min walking/8 min jogging/3 min walking/5 min jogging. Day 2 jumps up to 10 min jogging/3 min walking/10 min jogging. Needless to say, I've not yet reached day 2.
It's interesting to me how much your environment and conditions can effect your running. I started out running indoors on a track (I didn't want to run on a treadmill, and it was still winter-like conditions here in northeastern Nebraska). It was a great start; challenging, but I was always able to finish my workouts. As the weather got nicer, I started running outside. Why is it so much harder to do that?!
I've been stuck on day 1 of week 6 for a week now. I was able to finish it the first couple of times, but it was a struggle. The last two times I've done it, I actually had to stop half-way through my 8 minute jog to catch my breath. Most recently, I've been having a sharp pinching on my right shoulder, close to my neck. I'm not sure what it is, but it usually goes away after about a minute and a half of walking. I think it's just something I have to push through.
Do you run? What kinds of pains or road blocks have you encountered?