Podrunner Intervals Week 5 – The Big Step Forward
Podrunner Intervals week five came to an end for me yesterday, with a run that really pushed how far I can run.
Week 5 is composed of three different workouts, instead of the usual one, and each pushes further and further. In week 4 is was used to four running itnervals, interspersed with walking, and all to some good tunes as usual. Week 5 cut the number of intervals right down though and, because I don’t listen to the sessions before I go out running, each was a total surprise.
Workout 2 was comprised of two eight minute runs, with five minute walks either side and in the middle. That was pretty tough… but then yesterday there was a five minute warm up and then twenty solid minutes of running. I thank my body for the endorphins that it provided on both the occassions when I wanted, no needed to slow down to a walk. Thanks to that warm, energetic fuzz that my brain was swimming in (and thanks to me pushing myself to complete each of the previous runs) I made it!
My legs felt like jelly, but I didn’t care. I had a (slightly wobbly) walk through the park as a cool down and, after the stretches, felt brilliant.
Honestly, this time last year I would have balked at the idea of running… or indeed of me engaging in any kind of active exercise. But thanks to six months on Wii Fit, a multigym and Podrunner Intervals I actually love burning off some calories…
… They’re just not disappearing from my waist as quickly as I’d like! … I’m putting that down to the weights.