2014 I was posted to another department that made going to the gym practically impossible, I tried to adjust my schedules but it looks like every adjustment tightens the space harder.
- It is an easy workout
- You get better with speed the more you run
- You need less to run unlike other exercises
- I cannot stop running and still be the leader of a running program (leadership by example)
- I have a goal of running a mile in 10 minutes (I can do it)
- I feel fulfilled after running
- My personal trainer has been bothering me
- I have to do this for myself.
As I pointed earlier, I did not train and I had not exercised in days and somehow I had so much energy as I started with a 5 minutes warm up on the treadmill with a leisure walk. As I was about to start the race, my trainer came in and he asked what I wanted to do. I started the race with a 2 minutes walk and then a 3 minutes jog and I kept repeating till I had 5k done on the treadmill. I was walking at a 5.5km/h and running at 8km/h and even when I was tempted to increase it I did not because I just wanted to start and finish since I will be having lots more races before the year runs out, I bet there’s a lot of room for improvement.
|Adding the laps together gives the actual timing|
I had my android with me to check the laps at each mile and I was happy with my run because I was to find out later that my last race which was 1 mile was in 2013 (3 years back). I did it all in 43.16 minutes, I know that is a walking time for some but I believe that I will get there with consistency.
|I had the treadmill running a little longer.|
I am signing for a virtual race once per month and I will be doing it in the week of birthday throughout this year. I will keep running to be a better runner.
After the race, I felt too light for comfort and I really enjoyed the feeling. I was not really breathless but because of the humidity outside the gym, I was sweating profusely till I showered and rested before returning back to the office (I used my lunch hour).
Meanwhile, I joined a Sparkpeople’s 5k walk/jog training plan for 33 days and I hope to do that at home or when there is time to go to the gym to train.
Points to note:
- The Treadmill recorded over 750cals burning for the running
- My HRM recorded 415 cals burned (I believe in my HRM)
- Sparkpeople recorded 268 cals burned
Find me on Instagram (@temitopejopelo) for my picture after the race (I forgot to take a picture of the dashboard of the treadmill after the race).