Couch to 5K – Week 3

I can put a big old check mark in front of Couch to 5K – Week 3 on my to do list, because as of tonight it is done!

Each of the three workout days in week three entailed a brisk five minute warm up walk, then two repetitions of the following:  Jog for 90 seconds, walk for 90 seconds, jog for three minutes, and then walk for three minutes.  Then to finish up, the program required a five minute cool-down walk.  It wasn’t the worst, but three minutes is definitely a step up from 90 seconds.

I’d appreciate any tips on breathing from you runners out there because apparently I get winded pretty easily.  Seriously, I can’t seem to control my ragged, hard breathing and it’s only a couple of three minute runs at this point.

And now, for your viewing pleasure, here’s a view from one of the hikes the hubby and I took in Newport State Park, WI.

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5 thoughts on “Couch to 5K – Week 3”

  1. My 2cts: Slow down! I’m not kidding 😉 I was at the exact same spot when I started. You can probably run much much slower than you think you can. As your program is by duration it doesn’t matter, especially not in the beginning. I wish someone had told me …

    1. Thanks for the tip. I will make the attempt to slow down, though, truth be told, I already feel like I’m running super slow. But at this point, I need to try in hope to get control of my breathing.

      1. I know it feels like slow motion probably … don’t worry about it. I was super embarrassed in the beginning because of my slowness, getting overtaken by walkers … can’t stress this point enough lol.

    2. I completed week 4, day 2 today, and taking your advice to slow down, SlowRunnerGirl, seemed to work. Additionally, I don’t think I lost hardly any distance.

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