I'm a walker. This one time in Tokyo, I walked a marathon visiting each of the 29 stations of the JR Yamanote line. Stopping only at red lights and a couple vending machines, it took 10 hours and 21 minutes.
But that's just walking. I could walk forever. Jogging is a completely different beast. I'm not sure I've ever run a mile nonstop before.
On October 9th I started Couch to 5K. Day one alternates 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes. It could have gone better…
Couch to 5k week one day one ☑️ Feels like dying tho— Shawn Moore (@sartak) 2015, 10月 10
But I kept at it. Other than a hiatus in November because reasons, I've run three times a week since starting. On December 14th I successfully ran the infamous week 5 day 3 while traveling. (infamous because until that point you've gradually built up to running 8 minutes nonstop… then W5D3 throws you into the deep end with a straight up "jog for 20 minutes")
Nice run. Worth it for that view! pic.twitter.com/E1llj07m2s— Shawn Moore (@sartak) 2015, 12月 15
Today was the first day of week 8: jog for 28 minutes. That's meant to get you to about four and a half kilometers. (Week 9 is when the program has you run 5K). But instead of ending at 4.5K, I accidentally ran my very first 5K. I didn't mean to; I simply stopped after 28 minutes (and change). My Strava activity shows my horrible pacing and speed, but, hey. 5K baby!
Onward to 10K!