A fresh perspective

Monday, May 07, 2012

I used to be an incredibly slow runner. Yes, I could run 5K without stopping, however my best 5K race time was 42 minutes. It did not much matter to me that I was slow. I ran start to finish. So what if I ran as fast as some people walk? I was more concerned with building endurance than speed, so moved right from the 5K to 10K training.

It occurs to me now I can do both. Today my training run was 3 miles, in 3 minute run/2 minute walk intervals. I did it in under 44 minutes. I almost hit a PR on week 4/day 1 of C25K training! Starting over just may be the best thing that could have happened to me for my running aspirations.
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    Great work, Harmony! Makes so much sense to listen to your body and respond accordingly! emoticon
    2142 days ago
    Oooh, you give me hope that one day I will be faster too!
    I jog only slightly faster than I can walk, and if my dh is walking fast, I have to jog to keep up... yeah. I'm slow.
    It's awesome to know that not only do I have company, but that there is hope for me yet!! Maybe i'll try C25K again!!
    2142 days ago
    Good for you! emoticon
    2142 days ago
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    2143 days ago
    I find using C25K as interval training is very helpful. I don't race or really keep track of my times, but I know I was running faster the other night doing C25K W4 - that must be the magic week!

    Keep running strong!
    2143 days ago
    Congrats!!! That's fantastic. :)
    Sometimes it just takes starting from a different point to change everything.
    I have been so fixated and how long I an run without stopping. Tomorrow, I am going to start incorporating walking intervals to increase my endurance.

    2143 days ago
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