Allergies? A cold? Weakened immune system? Whichever, it's kept me from braving the cold, crisp air. And the thought of jogging in endless repetition around the hot, 1/7th mile track at the gym has kept me exercise-less, urgh. It's on my immediate to-do list...right after working on some chemistry homework, which I also haven't done. It's hard to think about electron pairs when your head hurts constantly :(
So yesterday I did a quickie little jog around the development across the street - about 12 minutes and up some hills! then I rounded out the workout with some elliptical time to about 1/2 hour altogether. I had a headache (although not while working out, hmmm) and tons to do. More to do today, also....maybe I can ride my exercise bike while I study genetics! Surely I won't break a leg doing THAT! Just a little ex-rider humor there LOL
Today I was finally one of those people who spend more time on the greenway jogging than walking. Yayyy! Of course I was going pretty slowly, but that will change over time. At least I'm not heaving with every single solitary breath! I've noticed I tend to get (short) second wind recovery at ~12 minutes, and again at ~25 minutes (there were a few 2-minute walking breaks in there), and ~32. There may have been more but those I noticed particularly.
Distance: ~4.25 miles
Total time: 1 hour, or just under
Total time jogging: 45 minutes
Ok, maybe not six million dollars but definitely a steady consistent increase in endurance and also, I believe, in pace.
Total time: 1 hour (added a little to the route)
Total time jogging: 45 minutes. Yeehaw!
Got the 5k to run on Nov 28 so it would be nice to get this time down, and if possible also do at least 3.1 miles a few times without any walking breaks. I think bumping up the route to 4.5 would be beneficial...gotta get the car out for that LOL!
Trying to live sustainably in my new tiny hobby farm in the Appalachia foothills... 2 donkeys,lotsa chickens, a dog and a cat. And a 4-wheeler WHEEE! Goats are next once we get more goat-proof fencing LOL! Also some bits of cooking, political commentary, and microbiology. Varied interests make for an intriguing mind :)