Saturday, June 20, 2009
I started using CardioCoach about little over a month ago at the gym. When I started out, my 'warm-up' speed was about 2.5MPH, my 'steady' speed was about 2.8MPH and my 'level 3' speed was between 4.3 and 4.7MPH.
I've made definite increases since then, going from an average of a 20min mile to a low of an 18:10min mile in the last week.
Well today I blew all of those numbers out of the water.
My 'slow' speed was a 2.9MPH
My 'steady' speed was 3.2MPH
My 'level 3' speed was between 4.7 and 5MPH.
I also entered into my 'level 4' speed, which was a whopping (for me) 6.1MPH.
The most amazing part of the entire workout was what my average mile time came down to...
That's 40 seconds that I managed to shave off of my time and it felt FANTASTIC! I was tearing up when I watched the treadmill tick from 1.99mi to 2.00 mi. If I hadn't been walking at 3.3MPH I probably would've jumped for joy, but had to settle for throwing my arms up in the air.
Thank you Cardio Coach, Sean O'Malley for giving me the tools to achieve my goals. I honestly don't think I could have done it with any other program. I've used Spark to 5K, Couch to 5K, etc and never, EVER had this level of success. And hey, any program that can get a 295lb woman to run a mile in under 20 minutes is pretty damned impressive in my book.
Anyway, thanks for letting me share :)