C25K Week 2 Garmin Fail

As promised, I managed to haul my ass out of bed this morning for my Couch To 5K Week 2 run. Unfortunately, my Garmin had other ideas so I had to make do with my GymBoss and work out my time and distance afterwards.

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I decided to head to Hove Rec as each lap is about one kilometre, which would make it easier to keep track of how I was doing without the Garmin. It had been raining over night so it was nice and cool when I set out – a perfect morning for a run!

Although I’d only done one run of Week 1, I figured I would be ok to move on to Week 2. The session called for 20 minutes of run/walk with 90 second reps, which confused me a bit as that doesn’t add up to 20 minutes! Still, I wasn’t going to be too anal about it and figured I would aim to cover around 3K, finishing on a run segment.

In the end, I managed to do 3.2K in 22:30, which is slow for me, but given that the ratios were equal for running and walking I’m pretty happy with that.

The leg doesn’t feel too bad either. I still have a bit of numbness but it feels ok on the whole, so hopefully I’ll get another run in on Tuesday.

How’s your running going? Did you get out for a run today? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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2 responses to “C25K Week 2 Garmin Fail”

  1. artisticsharon says :

    Glad you were able to get out there without too much trouble. My Garmin acted up on me last week, turns out the battery was very low. After I charged it up, it turned on and worked. I hope yours does too.

    My lower back is giving me a bit of a fit after my little run yesterday, feeling all tight and sore – have no idea what’s caused that but I’m being very careful not to really pull it out of whack…Argh! getting older SUCKS!

    • theblogrunner says :

      Thanks Sharon. When I got back in I Googled how to fix the Garmin and it’s fine now.
      Sorry to hear about your back. I hope it sorts itself out soon. Getting older really is a bit of a pain sometimes – bad legs, bad back, sciatica… I’m starting to sound like my granny! 😉 xx

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