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Short term fitness goals

Thursday, July 11, 2013

On my SparkPage I've written that one of my goals is to run 5k. I can walk 5k, but I'd like to have the stamina to run that distance. I don't have to run it fast; I just want to be able to do it.

I sucessfully completed Couch to 5k program years ago, but didn't follow it up with consistency. I tried the program again fairly recently, but had trouble keeping up with it. So after looking into a number of other different programs, my program includes 3-4 days per week of doing a combination of walking and running, interval fashion. The distance and time varies, but I currently try to get in 9 miles per week over those 3-4 sessions.

I'm using the Nike+ app to track my distance and speed and doing these workouts both outdoors and on a treadmill, depending on weather and schedule. My goal for each workout is to beat my average speed per mile which means that I'm increasingly running a bit more over time.

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    See, I KNEW you were amazing!

    I despise/loathe/hate running with a passion, and can only say that folks like you who *voluntarily* add it to their fitness amaze and astonish me!

    It's great that you've researched the options and came up with a plan that best suits you, your schedule, and your goals --- I'm looking forward to the post one day soon that says "I just ran a whole 5k!"

    Strong thoughts to you!
    1715 days ago
    Congratulations on your commitment to set attainable goals and willingness to work toward that goal. You can do this and you will do this.
    1715 days ago
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