Today was week 6 day 1 of my couch to 5k program. Although I'm constantly impressed by my progress, I feel like I've let myself down Friday and today.
Last week on Monday and Wednesday the male organizer ran with us and I was able to complete all the intervals running. Then Friday came and the female organizer ran with the slower group. Twice I had to stop and walk for 30 seconds. Although I didn't do quite as well, my run keeper app told me my pace was greatly increased. I was unhappy with myself but then today was even worse! Again the female organizer ran with my group. I ran the first 10 minutes, but then the second interval I only ran about 5 minutes before needing a break.
My breathing was okay today but my hip hurt. I thought about it a lot and I honestly believe I would've pushed through the pain if I'd been with the male runner. He has promised to run with me Wednesday to help motivate me again. I'm starting to feel like a failure. I want to kick this program's @$$ like I did last week!!
Regardless of my mediocre endurance, I still see progress when I look at the app. And it seems that my average pace gets better every time.