I’m still at it. Both days were the same as Day 1: Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes.
C and river went with me on day 2 (this past Saturday); only river went with me on day 3 (this past Monday).
Both days I ran the entire 90 seconds of each interval. The first 90 seconds feel good and all others are tough. I’ve found that the middle ones are the toughest and it gets a little easier at the end. Kind of weird.
C and I have also realized that the second half of the loop is very slightly uphill and the first half of the loop is either flat or very slightly downhill. I end up with most of the jogging intervals on the uphill portion… ugh.
Both nights were ~1.8 miles (6 loops total) but on day 2, by the end of the 5th loop, we barely got past my house at 20 mins. Day 3 I pushed to go slightly faster and was about a quarter loop past my house (into 6th loop) at 20 mins.
River is very distractible while on walks. He’ll turn and look at people we pass or dogs barking and not watch where he’s going. On day 3 there happened to be lots of distractions; so, I was actually jogging/walking and training him at the same time. At least it kept my mind occupied! Poor dog, it’s not his fault. He’s well behaved most of the time but I was just never very much of a dog walker. We mostly play in the yard, go for car rides, and go to classes for doggie physical/mental exercise.
Now to decide what to do for my next running day. Week 3 involves jogging for 3 min intervals… really not sure I’m up for that quite yet, but I have this sick desire to try it :) Hmmmm. I’ve also been contemplating upping the days a week I run. Either every other day, which would mean 3 days a week / 4 days a week, or just upping to 4 days a week every week. So far I’ve been very consistent going out every Thurs, Sat, and Mon.
There's definitely a chance I may be trying a 3 min jog tonight!