C25K – Week 3 – Run 1
It’s the week of the 3m run! Another landmark. But don’t panic I’ve invested in some new Nike trainers, special running socks and a belt to carry my crap in, like I can buy the performance I’m so sadly lacking.
Amazingly 3 minutes turns out to be totally doable, who would have guessed. Certainly not me. In fact I was spot on, I could get to 2 mins quite strong and then the last minute it all gets a bit puffy.
That said, it was probably not the best time to break in a new pair of trainers, it literally crippled me. I managed to stagger back to the car and it took a few minutes of sitting before I painfully drove home. wondering if I’d ever walk let alone run again. I’m having to admit I actually prefer to run on my own, having run with someone and without I find I run better on my own, it allows me to focus. Not to mention the headache of synchronising schedules as opposed to the flexibility of just popping out the front door when I have an hour.
And best of all, the park guys have mowed the grass round the outside of the field, they must have heard me or one one of the Velociraptors ate someone’s pup. It really helped cut down the drag.
The new running belt was excellent, I was running with a small backpack before and the belt was so much better, I almost couldn’t feel it. The only problem I had was my phone’s bluetooth would keep cutting out. In fact I had to re-run one of the runs because the bluetooth totally died. Not sure what the issue is, will need to investigate, it works fine if the phone is in my pocket. So that’s the plan for now.
The socks well they look cool, but I’m not sure they made a huge difference when I’m only running 9 minutes, might help on an actual 5k, I’ll report back when I get there.
Having done quite a few sessions now I thought I’d summarise my observations of the types of people I meet when out and about. One of my big concerns when starting C25K was what other people would think about a sweaty middle age man trying to give himself a heart attack.