C25K Week 1: 60 sec run/90 sec walk – 6 repetitions
I did it! It wasn’t my best moment, and I felt really fat and out of breath, but I did it!
C25K Week 2: 90 sec run/2 min walk – 7 repetitions
Our run time increased to 90 seconds. This was difficult, but I’m hanging in there. I’m having a really hard time breathing. I can’t decide if I should breathe in and out of my nose or mouth or a combination of both. I do okay, then I start gasping for air like I’m hyperventilating. If I breathe through my mouth, it gets dry, and I can’t swallow. If I breathe through my nose, I feel like I’m not getting enough oxygen. I need to find a happy medium, and soon!
C25K Week 3: 90 sec run/90 sec walk/3 min run/3 min walk – 2 repetitions
The running intervals are 90 sec and 3 min. I’m scared, very scared. This is DOUBLE my run time from last week. I’m doing okay, still working on my breathing.
C25K Week 4: 3 min run/90 sec walk/5 min run/2 1/2 min walk/3 min run/90 sec walk
I’m having a really hard time with my breathing. I look up online about breathing while running. Some websites say nose only, some websites say mouth only. I figure I will do both. All agree that you should breathe deep breaths. So I take this information and incorporate it into my workout.
On workout 2 of this week, I am out of town, so I do the workout on the treadmill at the hotel. I focus solely on my breathing. Breathe in 4 steps, breathe out 4 steps, repeat. I’m starting to get the hang of it.
Workout 3, my breathing is getting better. After about 2 minutes of running, it gets a little out of control, but I’m working on it.