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Zombie 5k Week Five

See My Experience with All The Weeks Here:

Day One
PROGRESS!!! I jogged the entire first 5 minute free run.  And I did 2 minutes and 3 minutes respectively in the first 15 minute free run, followed by a full five minutes again in the last 15 minute free run.
I know it's not really enough at this stage, but it's major progress for me.
But oh my - those first heel lifts about killed me.  And it didn't get much better by the last set - they HURT today!
I did a full 3 miles today too.  My time wasn't great -- but keep in mind that there is 5 minutes of stretching in the middle here... not that that makes it look much better, but it's something.  :-)

Compared To the C25k Plan: Day One Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then: Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes) Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes) Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes) Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes) Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Day Two Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then: Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes…

Quick & Easy Calzones

The secret to a good calzone?  Don't skimp on the cheese - and make sure one of the cheeses is Provolone.
Preheat your oven to 375. 
Mix up a batch of pizza dough. Ingredients 1 cup warm  water 1 (2 1/4 teaspoons) envelope active dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar (I mix the above 3 together in a measuring cup) 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 cups  flour 1 teaspoon salt
Add all of the above ingredients to a kitchen aid mixing bowl, mix together, then use the bread hook and let the kitchen aid run for a few minutes.  Or, optionally, mix by hand and knead.

Let it rise for a few minutes - but it does not need to be a full rise.
Roll into a rectangle (you can get two out of this recipe, it depends on how large you want to make them) and top with ham, pepperoni, & cheese (I use mozarella & provolone) You can add others too - suggestions include mushrooms, onions, peppers, sausage... Sprinkle with italian seasoning & sea salt
Fold in half, shape slightly into a crescent. …

Zombie 5k Week Four

See My Experience with All The Weeks Here:

This week takes more time - plan accordingly!  With the C25k workouts were all about the same length - around 30 minutes.  With Zombie 5k, you need to leave yourself about an hour for some of the work outs.  47 minutes for today.
The walking surprised me, as well as only 30 second run drills.  I'm not complaining - I don't know that I could do much more than this at this point, and I'm certainly not running the entire 15 minutes - not even half of that - at the end.  The two sets of drills do make this work out feel a lot longer, and it IS longer, but it's still not tedious.  I love this format.
It's amazing how difficult the walk fast drills are.  I'm using different muscles when doing this, and I'm feeling it.
Adding knee lifts, instead of heel lifts, this week:

Check out the temperature!  61 degrees in July.  I love it. Pace is 18.3 by math, I still don't kn…