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Let's try for the 4th time...

Monday, August 20, 2012

As part of my cardio workouts I am currently working through the C25K (Couch to 5 Km) running program. I started it initially back in February this year and got through to the second week and gave up. I was complaining that my knees just weren't up to it and that I would never be a runner. I was pretty happy with that decision and went back to walking on the treadmill.

KICK UP THE BUTT TIME. Not going to get any further if I don't put the effort, sweat and tears in!!!

So about a month ago I started back up again on the program. A couple of kilos lighter and with a bit more motivation now that I have seen some results I got back on that treadmill. I still don't think I will ever be a "runner" but you never know.

Couch to 5 k app that I use on my iphone.

Well I nearly gave up again - I got to Week 4 Day 1

Brisk 5 min walk
Jog 3 min
Walk 90sec
Jog 5 min
Walk 2.5min
Jog 3 min
Walk 90sec
Jog 5 min
and cool down walk for 5 min

I could do up to half way and then couldn't do the second half - after jogging that first 5 min session I thought I was going to die. Big emphasis on THOUGHT! Of course I wasn't going to DIE! - that was just my brain being a dictator and making me believe it. Well it has taken me 4 attempts but I finally did it yesterday - so the rest of this week's sessions are the same - now that I have done it once and not DIED! - I am sure I will complete them.

Cheers Tania

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Woohoo - way to go - that is awesome!

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WENDYJM4 8/21/2012 1:18AM

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DITTYDOTTY1 8/21/2012 1:00AM

    Well Done! I did this program when I was 63 and I had never run, not even for a bus! I really know what you are going through but yes, it doesn't kill you no matter how you feel some days. I could never look beyond the day I was doing - too scary to see what was coming!

I have since completed 3 5k fun runs. It is just magic when you finally do that first 5k. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BONDMANUS2002 8/20/2012 9:46PM

  go for it

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