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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 7/10/2013 1:05PM

    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!
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TATTER3 7/9/2013 10:40PM

    I'm learning to listen to people and doing better...just keep Sparkin'!!

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WILDKAT781 7/9/2013 6:20PM

    Fantastic!!!! You are doing such a good job!!!!

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FAVALL 7/9/2013 5:41PM

    Congratulations!

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NOSNACKER-57 7/9/2013 12:42PM

    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 :)

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AMANDANCES 7/9/2013 11:12AM

    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!

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KAREN_NY 7/9/2013 10:50AM

    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!


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