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JogBlog: Week 3, Day 1

November 16, 2009

Another beautiful fall morning… not sure how many of these are left, but I’m enjoying them while I can. I decided to go in the opposite direction this morning because I could avoid the steepest uphill climb (aka “Big Nasty Hill) that way as I adjust to new, longer jog intervals.

So, Week Three consists of the typical 5-minute warm up and cool down, plus these intervals: jog 90 seconds, walk 90 seconds, jog 3 minutes, walk 3 minutes. Repeat all. Total interval training time, about 18 minutes. So the overall workout is actually a little bit shorter, time-wise, than previous weeks.

It was harder today.

I did it, but it was more difficult. By the end of the last jog interval I was ready to stop. I don’t think I did the best job pacing myself this time. Still, I did it.

Looking forward to the day when I can just say “I’m going for a jog” and then head out of the house and jog three miles. That’s my goal at this point.

LOTS of work to do before then.

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One comment

  1. Are you using music? I am certainly not one to give advice about any sort of any athletic endeavor. However, I can tell you what works for me….I have found I can go twice as far with my little ipod shuffle loaded with music that motivates me. However, I am not an outside runner–I go to the Y and run on the treadmill. It’s all about distraction for me. I’m usually watching tv at the same time!



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