Well, if you count Sundays as “Day 1,” anyway. I ran Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Was irritated at myself for not running Tuesday and Wednesday.
So, my current running pattern:
— Walk at 4.0 for five minutes to warm up.
— Run for 5 minutes at 5.0
— “Sprint” (such that my slow sprints are) for 2 minutes at 6.0
— Rest 30 seconds
— Repeat, ad infinitum.
Today, I stayed on the treadmill for over 60 minutes. If you take out 5 minutes for warmup and about 4:30 for resting, I still ran about 51 or 52 minutes out of the 60 which is pretty good. If you ask me, anyway.
Today is a huge leap forward and PR for me. I am pleased!
I don’t really know if it counts as “cheating” to rest for those 30 seconds every 7 minutes. It’s not even like I’m dying and NEED the break, but it makes running so long seem like it’s broken into chunks which is good and helpful for when I get bored.
Lastly, the internet didn’t work yesterday so no Netflix while running for me. I listened to music instead and actually much preferred it.
So that’s that.
Goal: To keep running with this pattern until it becomes even more comfortable. And then to decrease rests to 20 seconds. Later, to 15. Later still to 10. Eventually, none.
Alternatively, I might run at 6.0 for 3 minutes instead of 2 each set.