Friday, October 5, 2007

0 1 Hour Walk + Run 2, Week 2 (BOHR): Running Down A Dream


Well, as for yesterday's run, you know what they say about the road to hell being paved with good intentions..... After I got home from my trip, I ended up falling asleep on the couch sometime between 9 and 11 pm. Not sure of the exact time I fell asleep because the last time I checked the clock before I dozed off, it read 8:53 pm. (Needless to say, I was exhausted from a full week of nonstop activities & also from driving home on only about 4-5 hours sleep.)

So, instead, I did Run 2 of Week 2 tonight. It was really pleasant out this evening; there was a slight breeze & the temperature was around 75 degrees or so. It was the perfect weather for outdoor exercise!

My friend & I walked tonight for a full hour (6:30-7:30 pm), and then chatted for about 30-45 minutes or so, before she went home. And then shortly thereafter, I returned to the same spot where we walked, & ran, at around 8:30 pm. I did my usual 30-minute run (with the usual 5-minute warm-up & cool-down walks on each end).

The run went well. The hill workouts I did in Pittsburgh definitely paid off, as I went significantly faster today, & covered more distance than I did during the last run I did before I left for Pittsburgh.

I'll probably do the third run of this week this Sunday, and then start my final week of 30-minute runs on Tuesday, etc. The following week is when the overall running times will start to gradually increase.

I've added the BOHR training schedule to the left sidebar of this blog, to remind myself of the program's running schedule, & also for the benefit of others who might be interested in following the program.

I can't believe there's only one more week of 30-minute runs. The following week (i.e., Week 4), will be a mixed bag: Run 1 is the usual 30 minutes, Run 2 is 29 minutes, & Run 3 is 35 minutes (for a total of 94 minutes). That shouldn't be too hard to do. After all, I've been regularly running over the 30 minutes anyhow, so an extra 5 minutes shouldn't be any trouble to maintain. The challenges will really start around Week 7 or so, when I run 45 minutes & beyond.

I'm just starting to feel comfortable running for 30 minutes. It's not that it's easy, but rather that it's taking longer for me to tire out, especially as compared to when I ran my first week of 30-minute runs during Week 9 of the CT5K training program. Of course, that's to be expected, as I better be improving after 3 weeks of 30-minute runs! ;-)

Counting the last week of CT5K & the first 3 weeks of BOHR, this next week will make 4 weeks of 30-minute runs in total. By next week, I will also have been running 12 weeks, from the end of July to mid-October. Wow!

I'm so excited for the challenges that lie ahead & can't wait to chart my progress over the next few months! Yea! Yea! Yea!

As for reporting the numbers on the scale, I'm holding off on weighing myself until the end of next week. My reasoning is that by waiting until the end of next week, I'll hopefully have an even greater weight loss to report.

What I can tell you is this: Just based on how my clothes are fitting, I know that I've definitely have lost the 1.3 lbs I gained about 2 weeks ago, & then some. So stay tuned!

In keeping with the spirit & title of this post, I thought it'd be apropos to include the Tom Petty video of the same name:

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