Week 4 of the Couch to 5K jogging program was really tough for me. It has you doing 3 min. and 5 min. jogs. I was fine the first day, but then went on vacation where I was very sedentary for several days. When I got back home, I felt out of shape. I tried to do the second out of three jogs for the week, but couldn’t jog past a minute. I walked that day instead. I tried again the next day and got through the workout. A couple days later, I tried the third workout day for the week, but once again couldn’t get very far. I ended up going outside and doing yard work. I managed to get through the workout the next day, but it was tough.
I think the problem is that I’m not completely ready for 5 min. of jogging. I think I’m still building my endurance levels. Either that or I’ve been going too fast on the treadmill. Now that I’m back to work, I’ve been on the treadmill for my workouts instead of running outside. I think it’s harder to run on a treadmill.
I’ve made up a podcast for Week 5, but I’m trying to decide if I need to repeat Week 4. If so, I might do another podcast for it, changing up the music a bit, to trick my mind into thinking it’s a different workout and that I’m progressing.