I’m so close, I can almost taste it! Just 6 more runs (including the post program 5k) and a few seconds off my pace and I will have achieved my first goal of being able to run a 5k with a 16 min/mile or better pace.
Last night was AWESOME.
It was a 25 minutes of straight running. I felt like I was unstoppable. I could have probably run a full 5k last night, instead of the 2ish miles I did run.
Like seriously I think this was my best run ever. Oddly I didn’t have much of a runner’s high afterwards, in fact I felt kinda depressed for some reason (I had been feeling depressed most of the day too, so that might have something to do with it). But after I woke up this morning I’ve feel pretty good all day and very proud of last night’s run.
As far as my pace for the run, I’m really not sure what to say. I felt like I had a pretty good pace, but it is hard to say.
I downloaded the Nike+ running app because I’ve heard a lot of good things about it (if you want to add me as a friend I’m RunningHeartless). I ran it concurrently with SHealth, the Samsung Galaxy’s health app, so I could compare them. According to Nike I ran a 15′ 37″ pace, but SHealth says I ran a 16′ 16″ pace.
For the sake of consistency I’ll be using the SHealth numbers in my stats reports until I finish C25K, then I’ll be switching over to Nike, just because I like the app better. It has a lot of features that SHealth lacks, like info on my splits, as well as audio cues letting me know how I’m doing.
So depending on which app I go by, I either had an average pace or a better than average pace.
I’m still trying to decide what to do for training after we finish C25K.
Because my first planned 5k is in mid-January I could easily do another 5k training program (like the one on the Nike app) and finish it before the race.
However the 10k bridge program spends the first 8 week essentially repeating C25K, which I could theoretically use to try for a faster 5k, and be able to jump right into the 10k part after the event.
I’m leaning towards the latter option, but we will see how things go the next two weeks.
My awesome stats:
Week 7, Day 1 Stats 11/04/2014
Distance: 2.36 miles
Time: 37 minutes 21 seconds
Average Pace: 16 minutes 16 seconds per mile