I started Week 3 of Zombies, Run! 5K tonight. This is where the new week comes in. The first two weeks have been great; and were slowly getting harder. I knew I was in for trouble when the end of last week jumped up to almost double the running. Well…my foreboding was correct. Last week ended with a succession of 10 minutes walking to warm up followed by 5 sets of 30 seconds running and 1 minute walking. Then, there was a 10 minute Free Run to run/walk as you feel fit. It was great. Tonight was 5 minutes walking warm up followed by 5 minutes Free Run, of which I ran all 5 minutes. Then, we chatted a bit about camp supplies, etc.
Next, I was instructed to run 1 minute, walk 1 minute, then do 10 knee lifts. I repeated this 5 times. By the time this was ending, I was feeling great…and starting to get the end of the workout numb sensation. Done? Nope. Here’s where the “new pain” comes in. I was given 8 minutes more of Free Running, of which I could only muster 3 minutes. I walked the rest. Then 2 minutes to stretch out. Done? Nope. Another 8 minutes free running. I eeked out about 3 more minutes and was super-done. I walked the rest of the 8 minutes which luckilly took me right to the car. DONE!
Sadistically put, I feel freaking great! Here’s the minor triumph part. I usually run out my front door after work before dinner. Tonight my wife had to work late. It was well after dark, and I was actually in bed listening to an audiobook when she got home. I donned my running gear, hopped in the car and drove over to a park that I knew would have lighting. Did I mention it was raining and foggy in the Zombie-Filled Park?
I’m pretty much a badass now. That’s right…I said it.