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Jul. 3rd, 2009 | 11:35 pm
mood: optimisticoptimistic

Holy hell that was hard! I cannot believe I actually finished this day.

I ran at 4.7 miles per hour and walked at 3.5 miles per hour.
I went into the day knowing that I was going to attempt to run the whole thing but thinking that I would not be able to come close to finishing the last run.
I got through the first eight-minute run without any problems. I didn't feel like I was going to die. I felt good that the eight minutes wasn't a huge hurtle anymore, I even felt like I could have run longer than the eight minutes. Then I walked for the five minutes and was actually able to recover quite a bit, much more than my last attempt! The second eight-minute run was much harder. I didn't hurt, but I was losing steam. I made it through the first two minutes just fine but then started watching the clock. Three minutes done. Good, but this is getting harder maybe I can't make the whole thing. Five minutes done. Oh, my god! There is no way! Six minutes done. I want to quit so hard, but there are only TWO minutes left. I can handle two minutes! Seven minutes. I am going to die, but I am going to hate it if I don't make the last minute! And then it was over. I have never breathed so hard as I did the last ten seconds, but I made it!

Before I move on to Week Five Day Three (THE 20-MINUTE RUN!) I think I am going to try to speed up a bit. I like jogging five miles per hour--even that is pretty slow. For my next run I may try for 4.8 miles per hour. We shall see.

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