As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve just finished week 4 of Zombies Run 5k. That means it’s time for another summary and review, with a comparison to C25K. Here’s my summary of week one and two if you’re interested.
Again like week two, I skipped the knee lifts (they were heel raises in week two) this week. I didn’t find this week overly challenging, though I couldn’t run the full 5 minutes or 8 minute slots.
The voice acting was great, and it was great at keeping me interested. The story is really good, and I can’t wait to see how it develops in Zombies, Run!
I didn’t have a problem with doing the same workout for three runs in a row, but I do get a bit confused about the point of the freeform runs. I feel like not doing them makes me disappointed in myself, but realistically, I can’t run for 8 minutes straight at this point. I think it could have the effect of turning people off the program. I do think C25k was set out a bit better so it feels a bit more achievable.
When I started this week, I was a bit worried about it. I didn’t feel like I should be doing that much walking and that little running. However, by the end of the week, I found I was running the majority of the 15min freeform runs with only a few walk breaks so I guess it worked!
I do feel like the gradual longer runs in C25K were better than just allowing you to decide when to walk and run yourself. I’m not sure that following the program and just walking during the freeform runs will actually get you running 5km by the end of 8 weeks. I guess we’ll see!
My next run is starting week 5, so I’m officially 1/2 way through the program. Week 5 includes 1 min running, 30 sec walking repeated 8 times, so that’s quite a bit more than 30sec running, 1 min walking 5 times. I guess we’ll see how this goes!
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