Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Week 9 Day 3

For today's run, I went back to the beautiful trail that runs along Lake Mercer.  It's pretty small to be calling it a lake, but pretty nice to say I outdistanced a lake.  Here's the out-n-back path I did (if you click the picture, you'll be able to make out the path):

In W9D2 I accomplished my goal of running a 5K without stopping.  So, in this run, I just wanted to relax and take it easy.  After a few minutes, the legs were feeling good and I ended up chugging along for 36:45.  I only went 2.72 miles in that time, so that's 4.44 mph.  I went with my heavy shoes today, because they have a lot of support and cushioning in them.  And all the joints seemed to be thankful for that.  I've come from WAY deep in the couch to undertake this program, so I know my legs need more conditioning, and gentle conditioning to get in truly proper shape.

As with last week, I had obtained the bling before the run, but this time my wife picked it up.  She also picked up a little treat for me, since I had done my last Couch to 5K run:

I totally zoned the nip protection today, but was miraculously spared injury.  It's kind of nice, on occasion, to get a run in without the melodrama!


  1. Congrats on graduating C25K!

    Will you keep updating with your progress from here? :)

  2. Ahhh Dave my mentor in cyberspace....congratulations what a huge accomplishment. I am so glad that your answer to Kally's question about keeping us updated was affirmative I would hate to loose you at this point.