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Starting to see and feel a difference. Week 4 of rookie running program.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Last night at the gym, I decided to start with walking 30 minutes at 3.5 and then to do my circuit training. After doing this, I got on the treadmill and did 2 minutes of walking and then 3 minutes of jogging and did this until I reached 20 minutes. I will add one day onto this training plan and start my official week 4 at my next workout after my rest day. :) I was somehow scared of doing the 2 minute walk and 3 minute jog....After I realized that I could actually do it, I started to feel a sense of pride that I have actually been consistently working towards my goal of learnig to run again and of taking care of myself!!
Not many women would complain about this, but having a large chest makes it challenging to jog... so I'm also happy that after four weeks and some weight loss, this seems to be getting a little smaller!! Yay!!! Maybe soon I will be able to buy a sports bra that actually fits well! I've been having to wear one regular one and one fitness one over that!
I feel like using 4.5 jogging is really easy. At first in week one and two, I was using 5.5 to 6.0 for the jogging. However, I was out of breath by the end of one or two minutes. I'm trying to tell myself that no matter how slow I go, I am making progress and conditioning my body to jog or even run faster in my future! I feel such a sense of accomplishment that when I began this, I had a hard time with day 1. Now, I'm in week 4!!
One other note is that I've been trying to use a slight incline while jogging because I heard that using 2.0 emulates street running more due to the extra resistance. I'm only using .5, but hey, it's better than nothing! Now, I can't wait for my next training day to see if I can do all the repetitions! I am considering increasing the speed just a little bit. :)
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