In my wk4 day1 log I mentioned trying shoes during this run. I really was going to, but I didn't. I ran in my sandals again. I ran barefoot last night in the house. We have tile and pergo downstairs. The floor feels great on bare feet. This little activity convinced me to continue wearing my sandals for the runs.
I jogged in place a bit to get warmed up, then stretched some. Today I decided to run at a much slower pace. I think I was putting too much effort into running faster that I tired by the last run. So I started off slow. And it was really slow. But as I continued running it felt better to start off slow. I was watching running videos on youtube and one tip mentioned was to run so you can hold a conversation. So that's what I did today. Yes, sometimes I do talk to myself.
I really can't believe that I'm getting through a 3min run easier than I did before. The first 5min was doable. Tough, but doable. During the second 3min run I kept talking to myself. With each lift of the foot I kept saying the word "form" in my head.
And then there was the last 5min run. OK, let's do this. I started off at my slow pace of the day. And then I pushed it on what seemed to be the last 30sec. I did it! Yes!