This week it's intervals of running 3 mins, walking 90 seconds, running 5 mins, walking 2.5 mins. I'm finding the breathing etc okay but my overall pace is dropping rather than increasing with added running times.
I know your overall pace drops in proportion with distance, but should it drop when you run more than walk in your intervals? It's a little discouraging especially when RunKeeper is harking back to my old training days & congratulating me, "That was your 51st fastest run!".
There are fewer photos too as I'm returning to places I've been before, plus there is fewer times I can stop for a photo as I'm walking less.
Run One- Crawfordsburn
Run two- Donaghadee
Run three- Marina to Ballyholme
Tried to pick up the pace and got my 29th fastest rather than 51st this time!
Run Four- Bryansburn
Increased pace & managed to drop a whole minute off per mile. It was hard work!
Run Five- Bangor West
Just round the school area before getting out time.
Run Six- Balloo Wetlands
Just behind Bangor Recycling Centre and Sainsburys is this man-made wetlands area. I ran laps of it this morning as my last Week Four run.
Its a fun place to take a toddler. You park close and there are lots of information boards about the birds and beasties who live among the reeds and bullrushes.
If you go at the right time of year you can sometimes bring a jar & scoop out tadpoles to experiment with at home.
So Couch to 5K Week Five starts on Monday. I'm nervous because I was even finding the 5 min solid run interval hard today. I usually defer off the set plan a couple of days into each week, but I was still needing the 2 1/2 min walk in between. I was quickening my pace though. I do at least 2 miles every day so approx 15 miles a week!
We shall see! Monday will be interesting anyway.