I can scarcely put into words how great I feel about my run this morning. I was pretty intimidated at the thought of running 3 minute intervals, especially since just 3 weeks ago I couldn’t run 90 seconds. The week 3 sessions consist of this entire series twice: a 90 second run+90 second walk+3 minutes run+3 minute walk.
I put myself out there on the trail and went for it. I used my Garmin FR60 to keep my pace below 12 minute miles so I wouldn’t tire prematurely (I had been running 10-11 minute mile pace previously) and it wasn’t difficult at all. I have even finally reached the point of passing the talk test (you should be able to hold a conversation without being totally out of breath during your cardio segments). I got so excited at the conclusion of the first 3 minute interval that I kept chanting to myself “Oh my gosh I did it!” and burst into tears of joy. FAT GIRL CAN RUN! I nailed the second interval without problems as well and all the way home I alternated between crying and laughing.
As a bonus, I have been dragging the past two days; feeling as if I have no energy and now I feel like I could climb the empire state building. I love the way running makes me feel.
Here are my Garmin stats for the run: Garmin Connect