fitness: e210k w2r2

calories 428 effort 5/5 distance 4.4 km duration 00:33 pace 07:29

Kicked. My. Arse.
Should probably have gone running _before_ walking, and in the morning when it was cooler.
But still, didn’t stop and got as far as last time.
16 days ago
Weather
cloudyhotsunny

fitness: E210k w1r2

duration: 00:28, pace: 07:46, calories: 363, effort 5/5, distance: 3.6km, feeling good
Sooorest calves, probably a result of dancing last night.
Still having trouble breathing. Stupid freekin allergies.
This would be easier if I did it three times a week instead of twice. Not happy with my speed, but I figure it’s not too bad as I’ve stepped up the exercise _generally_.

weather: sunny

fitness: Einto10k wk5, run1

km tracked: 5.75, time: 00:40, pace: 06:57, calories: calories, effort: 4/5, feeling: good
Tired. Had to stop at stupid traffic lights a few times (!) and it sucked too much time out of my run. Boo.

fitness: Einto10k wk4, run 3

km tracked: 5.94, time: 00:45, pace: 07:34, calories: 407, feeling: good, effort: 4/5
Einto 10k wk4, run3. Same route as the last run, same time, etc.
Shitty allergies last night left me feeling a bit tired in the morning. But running was good as it clears out my sinuses (yes, I know). But feeling snotty and a bit tired afterwards.

fitness: Einto10k wk4, run 3

distance: 5.94 km, time: 00:45, pace: 07:34, calories: 407, feeling: good, effort: 4/5
Same route as the last run, same time, etc.
Shitty allergies last night left me feeling a bit tired in the morning. But running was good as it clears out my sinuses (yes, I know). But feeling snotty and a bit tired afterwards.
sunny

fitness: Einto10k, wk4, run2

distance: 6km, time: 00:45, pace: 07:34, calories: calories, feeling: great, effort: 4/5
run2 of wk4 of the Ease into 10k: 4x8min + 3x1min walk + 10 warm up/down.
It wasn’t difficult at all, though I was getting some muscle tightness in my hip.

E210k: wk4, run1

distance: 6.16 km, time: 00:45, pace: 07:18, calories: 584, effort: 4/5, feeling: ok
I’ve decided to stop pushing my bad foot with the Bridge to 10k program as it was leaving me really really sore. So I started at week 4 of the Ease into 10k, which is essentially starting 2 weeks before the B210k begins. So I did 4 x 8 min runs + 3x1min rests and 10 min warm up and down. This is heaps gentler than the 3 x 15min blocks I was doing.
I’m still very tight in the calves (a side effect of bad foot) and had to use my 1min intervals to streeeeeetch. New shoes are wonderful but a little snug across the toes, so I also had to stop to adjust them during the 1min intervals.
But, overall, it was a nice run. And I made better time over this distance than I have done during the C25k. I think. :D
humid, sunny
Edit: My knees hurt a _lot_, so I think I’m going to have to take a serious break from running for a while to get over the impact of the longer B210k runs. I wish I’d followed my initial instinct and gone with the easier runs at first. Oh well. But the pain is quite debilitating – I’ve got very sore knees, and I’ve had trouble with pains in my shins (like shin splints, but actually almost certainly related to my bung foot) and begun to get some ache in my sore foot.
So it’s time to ease off. This is quite demoralising. I’m addicted to running, mostly for the way it improves me mood, and makes it easier to manage stress and anxiety. I am going to need to find some sort of exercise substitute so I can keep my fitness and mood up. Cycling, unfortunately, is terrible for my sore knees. Dancing isn’t much good either.