I think my mental cheerleader must have gone on vacation for a bit, but she is back. The past two days, I have had great runs and she was cheering me on the entire way.
Yesterday, I was determined to add some miles to my DDGbD challenge. I knew when I got to the gym I wanted to run at least 3 good miles, and decided to break up the mileage using the bike. I would run for a mile, then bike for 2 miles, etc. During my last run, I felt so good that I decided to throw another mile into the mix. I ended up with 10 miles for the day. Ran 4, Biked 6 and I felt great when I walked out of the gym. I ran slow and easy, and enjoyed every minute of it.
Today I tackled Week 4 of the Couch to 5k again. I was able to complete all my intervals. YAY! My heart rate is still above the 85% maximum when I finish the 5 minute intervals. I am going to do at least two more days of Week 4 and then evaluate if I should move on or not. My goal is to be able to run a full 5k at 5.3mph , but it may take me longer than 9, 10....20 weeks. But I know I will get there eventually!