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First Training Day

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

So I posted yesterday that I signed up for a 5k that will take place in May.

I have a confession to make: I'm not a runner.

I did the couch to 5 k program a few (5) years ago, but only got about half way through it. I don't think I was stretching enough, and I think I pushed myself too hard too fast to really be successful. I have issues with that.

Right now I feel like I'm in great shape, but I decided to take my 5K training slowly. Luckily my school gym has an indoor track (1/8 mile), and I started by doing 2 laps of walking and 1 lap of running for 35 minutes. I will repeat this for 3 work outs and increase it to 1.5 laps of running next week. After I ran, I stretched a little then went on the arc trainer for 50 minutes and rowed for 5 (I normally don't do 90 minutes of cardio like that when I'm starting something new but, in my defense, Bones was on TV and I had to see the end before I got off the arc trainer haha).

The running will be a challenge. I was a competitive swimmer growing up, so my ankles/legs never quite got used to running. I find my mindless rhythm in the pool doing IMs whereas some people find it while running. I'm happy I'm learning now, though, and already felt great today!

And, as I mentioned yesterday, I LOVE MY NEW WORK OUT CAPRIS!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Rock on!
Running is hard to get into but it sounds like you are rocking it!!
Keep up the good work!

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KONRAD695 2/10/2013 5:27AM

    I'm so happy that things are going so well for you. I'm going to use your success and cheery smile to get me back moving again. Congrats on all you've done. Where are you going to run your "Color me Rad" at?

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KELTIC-CARA 2/10/2013 4:05AM

    Yes having a TV in the gym can keep you motivated to go that bit extra, well done


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MJREIMERS 2/9/2013 4:09PM

    I'll admit, I hate running, but I love stopping! I really don't enjoy the breathing, lactic acid feeling as it builds in my muscles and the aches in my knees. I love the feeling of accomplishment, being sweaty and a little tired when I'm done.

Keep it up! What 5K are you running?

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STARGIRL20 2/9/2013 12:26PM

    Great job! Sounds like you're off to a good start. I didn't know you were a swimmer. I tried swimming earlier this week and was nearly swam over by everyone else. It was not pretty, but I did have fun and was definately tired after just 15 minutes.

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