More Snapshots Bangor - Couch to 5k Week 3

I was dreading the step up in intervals this week, but was surprised when I managed the 3 min run quite well.

Week 3- 5 min warm up walk followed by 90 secs run, 90 secs walk, 3 mins run, 3 mins walk, repeat twice. 

I extended the run to 40 mins so I had 4 x 3 min runs by the end of the exercise.  I'm trying to edge my way towards 5k, which is just over 3 miles, but so far I'm hitting just over 2 miles.

Run One- Crawfordsburn Country Park


Run Two- Helen's Bay

Ran up the trail & back by the roads, so only one little flower photo. 


Run Three- ran around Bangor West just before school pick up. Was a mistake cause there was no breeze at all! 


Run Four- Bryansburn

Doing intervals of 4 mins run, 1 or 2 mins walk now. 


Run Five- The coast just outside Donaghadee

I was trying to think of new places to run that are fairly flat, so headed out Donaghadee direction & when I found a flat stretch, I ran that. 

Now doing 90 secs run, 60 secs walk, 4 mins run, 90 secs walk. Will revert to proper Couch to 5k intervals on Monday. 


Run six- Marina to Ballyholme

I was itching to get out this morning after such a successful run yesterday, upping my distance and intervals. 

The sun had gone in, and the rain stayed off during my entire 40 min jog. 

However this morning was a bad run. They happen. I know they happen but it's always frustrating and disappointing when they do.  

It was muggy & by 20 mins in my face was burning up with mega rosy cheeks which my cold hands couldn't even cool down. 

I was doing 90 secs run, 90 secs walk, 4 min run, 2 mins walk repeating, but the final ten minutes I had to revert to 90 secs run, 90 secs walk from the pier back to Pickie. 

I felt so discouraged, but I have to remember bad runs happen. I'm going to try to not run tomorrow, so this ends week three. 

My legs could do with the rest but again I've got myself so totally hooked on the running buzz, I don't want to have to wait until Monday.