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The first night I followed the plan to a tee; 5 min warm up, 60 sec run, 90 sec walk, for 20 min. I only did it at a .5 incline and the fastest I went was 4.7. To most of you that probably isn't even moving, you probably stand at that speed, it was even sad to me how slow I was running. I never felt exhausted though, which maybe is a good thing, and I liked that I was able to ease back in to it. It also went by super fast because I was constantly watching the clock and switching it up. However, I knew that even if that was what the plan called for, I could more. Tonight it was supposed to be the same thing, but I did 90 then 90 at a 1 incline. Again, speed wise, I peaked at about 4.8. Still slow. Got about a mile and a half done in 25 min. Obviously I have a long ways to go. But, I am excited to see what my time will be at the end of this if I can stick with it. I am dying to break 30 min. (I know, sad) and would love to be around 25 min at some point. My pipe dream would be to get a 22-23, but that might require some kind of outside miracle or bionic legs.
My third run will be Saturday when I do the virtual race Run 3.7 for Cupcakes with, hopefully, my sister. I told her I will treat for some hot cocoa afterwards if she'll do it. I plan to do the 90/90 for the whole 3.7, is that ok? It is obviously a lot longer than 20 min but...what are ya gonna do?
Ok, so I am loving it. Start slow and build. It is totally manageable right now and I am hoping it will continue to be so. Has anyone done it? Did you like it? Any advice? Alright, time to go enjoy some Thursday night TV!