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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

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HSMOM2FOUR 5/8/2012 6:40AM

    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!!

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    Good for you! emoticon

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DBELLE39 5/8/2012 3:48AM

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NEVERMIND2010 5/8/2012 3:48AM

    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!

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    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.

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