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The Two Minute Block.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

So Iím in week 3 of training for my first 5K. I run three times a week, for about 25 minutes; a total distance of 1.8 miles for each run. However, I canít break that pesky 2 minute mark. I can run for a solid minute and even a little more, but Iím completely out of breath before I reach one minute, thirty. It only takes me a couple of minutes to catch my breath enough to comfortably run the next minute. But try as I might, setting a slow pace or even just running as I feel, nothing seems to break that 2 minute window. According to my training I should be up to three minutes by now.

Donít get me wrong, I see improvement. When I started I was only able to run one mile in 25 minutes, and now Iím reaching nearly two miles in that time. But I just canít go for more than a minute at a time. Itís rather frustrating.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HFAYE81 12/18/2012 5:07PM

    Don't worry too much! The program isn't tailored to anyone. Keep at it and you'll get there. I actually abandoned the program after week 4 because there was too much walking in my opinion, but I couldn't run the 4-5 minutes straight through. And I wanted to run more than the 20 minutes. AND it expects you to be at a 10 minute mile by the end of it. There's no way dude.

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CJPROVAN 12/18/2012 1:40PM

    Just keep it up! you will get there eventually! I'm just starting my 5k training and getting to a minute is so hard, I can make it 30sec! But keep going! We can do it!

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CAROL494 12/18/2012 1:30PM

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