May 26, 2014

Runny Mondays Week 2

-Distance: 3km
-Time: between 20 and 21 minutes, 3 times per week.
-How: 2/3 runs were with the 1 minute run, 1 minute walk. The 3rd run was 2 minute run, 1 minute walk
-Where: near my house
-How I felt: amazing, especially on the last run. I was impressed at how good I felt and was even tempted to keep going but I don’t want to push it yet.
-What I ate: 
*before: 2/3 days I had a normal breakfast 2 hours pre-run (usually whole grain toast with p&b and fruits, milk with decaf coffee and a bit of orange juice). On the 3rd run I went running in the evening, so my previous meal was lunch about 3 hours before and it was salmon, brown rice and broccoli with half a muffin and lots of water
*after: lots of water and 30 minutes post run I either had greek yogurt with fruits or the last of the peanut butter cookies

So, this week was better than the first. I didn’t feel dizzy after the run which I kind knew wouldn't happen but I was still worried it would so that’s good news. I was also happy to feel that I could keep going but I don’t want to push it yet. My plan this week is to continue with the 2 minute run, 1 minute walk. 

Here’s an interesting link I found this week:

7 tips to start running: although I make sure I also drink lots of water after my run and I do stretch a bit before, this article is pretty accurate

Have a great week!