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I figured it out!! (Well, I actually LISTENED to advice.)

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

So my big problem with running was that I kept panting and gasping and never felt like I was getting any air. I had runners from all over telling me, "Slow down. Your pace is too fast." And of course I blew off those suggestions because I like running like a bat out of hades, and don't want to just bounce in place.

Well yesterday I started week 4 of the C25K and I decided to finally take the experts' advice, and slow my butt down. Oddly enough, it worked!!! I was able to finish the interval without huffing and puffing and actually I was surprised when they were over and when the whole program was over! I was ready to go again! So I ended up walking for an hour, which I shouldn't have done because then my knees started hurting.

I know I really should take a rest day, but it's SO hard not to move!!!! I guess I can try resting tonight. Or just doing a lot of upper body strength exercises, maybe. That's at least resting the lower body...
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  • MIRAGE727
    When I hit my recovery day, I embrace it! BUT I will always do strength training on the day. In fact, I will do a little ST later after on training run. There's nothing wrong with that. I believe in being strict about my run schedule. Even walking at a brisk pace on your recovery day won't hurt you. Trust me when I say you want to focus on pace. It will prove to be worth it on your future longer runs. Stay strong!
    1686 days ago
    I'm learning to listen to people and doing better...just keep Sparkin'!!
    1686 days ago
  • WILDKAT781
    Fantastic!!!! You are doing such a good job!!!!

    1686 days ago
    1686 days ago
    Hi there, I do take one day of rest usually Monday. Love the weekends to walk, etc. I can go a tad bit longer. I wish I could run, tried a couple times to slow jog but my back would be killing me and my knees, even with new sneakers and not pounding the pavement..but it is a great feeling! Rest up, take a nice stroll, enjoy the flowers along the way, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy life :)
    1687 days ago
    You know, I have never really done yoga, but I seem to enjoy collecting yoga dvds. I think it's time to try it out! Good suggestion!
    1687 days ago
    Oh yes take the rest day... but you could do it with gentle-but-moving yoga, an easy swim, a flat hike.... moving feels sooo good!

    1687 days ago
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