While writing the last update (I know, AGES AGO), I discovered that the Nike + app had a coaching feature. Inside the app you can find some training programs to run 5K, 10K, 20K and marathons. How stupid I was to think that it wasn’t free and that I should never click on it? Well, finally I did and I discovered a whole new running plan. It included more workouts than my average two runs a week, so I decided to test it out even if I had missed the first half of it. I kept a little diary of my runs on week 9 just for you!
The Coach said to take it easy and have a 6.44K stroll around just to get my heart going. I thought “I ran yesterday, I’m tired. It’s hot outside. I’m hungry. I want to watch The Good Wife. The Good Wife is boring. I don’t want to eat anymore. I’m out”.
The weather was beautiful, the light breeze was refreshing at that time of the evening. My run didn’t start like Monday because I felt pretty tired very quick. When I reached 3K, I badly wanted to stop. I picked up the pace right before 5K and then slow down because I was too exhausted. I ran faster at some stages thanks to all those athletes I was seeing around me. I realized I was quite slow but at the same time it made me think I could go faster once in a while.
The route was great even if it was raining a bit. The fields looked very green and the scenery was peaceful. Running in the countryside is kinda relaxing as well: no cars, no noises.
Total for the week: 24,01K