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Thursday, March 7, 2013

C25K Week 1 Day 2

Well, I managed to get to the gym after work last night, and I'm glad I did. That's the funny thing about exercising. I complain about it even after I've gotten started, but by the time I've finished I'm singing its virtues. I'm a little stiff this morning, but that's to be expected as my body adjusts to things it hasn't had to do for a while.

I neglected to mention that my place of employment is using the month of March for a "Get Fit" challenge. That started on Monday. It's not as intense as some plans out there, but that's okay because the main goal is just to get everyone making smarter choices. It's a team-based effort, where each team member tracks certain things throughout the week to earn points. The points are totaled up and divided by the number of team members, then compared to the other teams. There's a weekly prize for the team with the highest number as well as a prize at the end of the month for the team that shows the most improvement.

The biggest goal I'm concerned about at the moment is my water intake, and so far this week I've done a good job with it. Tuesday and Wednesday were kinda rough as the caffeine and probably other toxins were being flushed out of my system en masse, but it should be easier from here on out.

Anyway, back to my run last night. Here are the numbers.

0.00-5.00 - 3.5 mph
5.00-6.00 - 5.0 mph
6.00-7.30 - 4.0 mph
7.30-8.30 - 5.0 mph
8.30-10.00 - 4.0 mph
10.00-11.00 - 5.0 mph
11.00-12.30 - 4.0 mph
12.30-13.30 - 5.0 mph
13.30-15.00 - 4.0 mph
15.00-16.00 - 5.0 mph
16.00-17.30 - 4.0 mph
17.30-18.30 - 5.0 mph
18.30-20.00 - 4.0 mph
20.00-21.00 - 5.0 mph
21.00-22.30 - 4.0 mph
22.30-23.30 - 5.0 mph
23.30-25.00 - 4.0 mph
25.00-30.00 - 3.5 mph

Total distance: 2.05 miles. Pace: 14:38.

During my next run this week I plan to up the speed for at least the last interval and see how that feels.

Mindless question for today: If you could be any animal, what would it be?

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