I walked my first 5k a cple weeks ago. It took me 67 min. We walk 3.1 miles every morning now, but it is hard to time walking time. I usually have to stop for a pit stop every 1.4 miles. We are pushing a stroller, which I think slows us down a bit. Sometimes we run into other walkers we know, so we stop to say hello. And Tuesdays is rubbish day, people throw away perfectly good stuff...like furniture, lamps, decor, laundry baskets. LOL - Gotta ck it out.
Next week we will be walking about a 3.2 mi every morning. Right now I am trying to increase my time more than I am my distance. JO
Edited by: JAZZY_JOAN at: 10/11/2012 (09:52)
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I did a 5k last week on my treadmill. I am hoping to be up to a 10k by the end of this month. I did not make my goal of 70 minutes of walking last week due to my son being home sick, but I am proud of my accomplishments so far! I have been walking longer distances more consistantly! Can't wait to see if I can do 70 minutes this week!!!
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I am really excited I signed up for the Trick or Treat Trot. Wasn't really sure how the first 1 would go, but did it with my youngest daughter (18) But now shes off at college so might be doing this one alone. Kind of hope they have a winter (Christmas!) I print out the training page, I only wish that the theme was printed on it, so think I will put stickers on it. I like to keep them, nice to remember (when) Thanks and have a great weekend
Sincerly, -SnowYoga~ Moya Southwest MO. Central time zone Loving snow & looking for Balance!
I did it! I did my first 5K away from home on a course in a nature conservancy (Pheasant Branch in Middleton, WI - a beautiful course by the way). It was a bit more challenging than I had anticipated, as I'm used to walking on flat sidewalks and this was gravel, paved trails, and boardwalk over hilly terrain.
I was hoping to do it in under 45 minutes, but finished at 53 minutes instead. I bet if I did another 5K in my home turf on pavement I could beat my time.
Still, when I first started 1 mile seemed SO FAR. Then two miles... wasn't sure if I could do it. After 2 miles though I hit my stride and found my pace and now I feel like I could walk 4 or maybe even 5 miles.
What's next? I'm not sure. I suppose I could keep trying to beat my time goal. Or I could drive out to other trails around where I live and keep walking a couple times a week.
Overall, I glad I signed up for this and kept at it. It helped me see that I *can* do this, even being so overweight (I'm over 250 pounds).
I think my next goal should be to find a friend and sign up for a real 5K. If I meet me weight goals and fix my knees (if they are fixable) maybe someday I could even run a 5K. In the meantime I need to stay focused and find other challenges to give me variety and help me stay motivated to workout and meet my weight-loss goals.
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