Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Got my run in. It went pretty well, though there was a scary part towards the beginning where my bad knee hurt but I went slower and it loosened up. The music was pretty good, I was listening to Elisa's podcast. It ended up being pretty good, I ran a little farther a little faster than last time overall.
What I'm worried about at this point is I'm definitely coming down with a cold and so don't plan on doing my run Wed. Depending on how I'm feeling tomorrow I might do a little elliptical and then do the run on Saturday. If I'm feeling like crap though I'll just have to scrub it. Which would be annoying.
Lost 2 pounds this week so that's just about perfect, even though my eating wasn't and I was feeling a bit torn, the runs feel like a more intense work out but the machine claims I burn a lot fewer calories than the elliptical.
Monday, January 11, 2010
I'm getting later with these posts, but that's ok, so long as I do the run.
I ran on Saturday to get a jump on Week 2 since I know I'm in NYC later in the week and won't run. This way I can get all the week's runs in by Wed. and still have no more than two days between runs.
Saturday's run was good, perhaps the best I've done so far, though the longer running intervals took a bit of getting used to and I had a bad stitch in my side on the second to last interval. But I kept up the intensity and ran quite a bit farther than I had on the other days: 2.42 with a high speed of 6.2 (all on the treadmill, per usual). We'll see how it goes today.
Friday, January 08, 2010
So my first week is done. I think my runs have gotten harder, in terms of feeling nauseous, but then I've been upping the intensity each time on the treadmill settings because the lower ones feel too easy. I was doing my runs on 6.2 this time and I had just had lunch. I know. So not the running's fault, all mine.
But overall I call the week a success. The only truly frustrating part is I'm burning a lot fewer calories than I would if I were using the elliptical, despite it feeling like a much harder work out.
I've tried three different podcasts now and for week one I liked Suz the best, then Nicole's and then Elisa last. They all had strengths and weakness. For Suz it was hard to hear her cues, though easy to guess what she was telling to you to do. For Nicole I liked the idea of her changing the music completely for each interval but in practice it's a little jarring. And Elisa's music, even though I liked it better and knew it better, seemed the worst match for my stride most of the time (she had a few great ones in there though). Let me know if you guys want the links for the podcasts.
I still haven't decided if I want to do some exercise today or take two days off and do the next run Sunday as planned. I may have to move it up tomorrow to make timing work next week.
Monday, January 04, 2010
So I ran yesterday and it was awesome. I mean, it truely sucked to start with, my shins were so tight when I did the first few 60 minute runs, but it got much much easier. I used Suz podcasts from www.kissmyblackass.org/?page_
id=86 and while it really isn't normally my kind of music the beat kept me going strong. Haven't decided yet if I will use it again tomorrow or try one of the other podcasts. Not having to watch the clock really lets you concentrate on form, and having the music helps you concentrate on something other than how little you want to run :). It's far too cold and icy to run outside so I used the gym treadmill for the first time. I think it might be a good thing to get the C25K out of the way on the treadmill and then graduate to running outside when it gets nicer. I have until June until I'm scheduled to run so I can take my time.
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