I did slow down and it really helped! I ran my first (and so far only) 5K race on 4/21. It was tough, but I did it. Now I am running 3 miles 2 days a week at about a 12 minute mile- so still kind of slow, but I can run the whole thing. Today I ran/walked 5 miles (5 min/2 min). I've got my eye on a half marathon in February.
I am definitely a believer!
current weight: 223.6
Fitness Minutes: (906) Posts: 35 6/16/12 7:31 P
I feel the exact same way. Although I'm training for a 5K, speed isn't a huge issue for me, so just try running slow. It's better to run slow and feel good than runc fast and feel like you're about to fall on the ground. Faster isn't always better.
Running is a personal thing. You may run better in the morning compared to evening. It's all trial and error. You just have to find what is right for you.
Yes, you can do weeks over. Not every run will be good. Believe me, I know. Some days I have it and some days I don't . Listen to your body, If it says push through, then push, if it says stop then stop. Its all about how you feel.
Suezette Sunny Florida
Life IS Good!!
current weight: 135.0
Fitness Minutes: (68,324) Posts: 4,169 3/30/12 11:52 A
Week 2 D2 (well the running day so actually it's 3) and I did not make it completely. I did not feel very well yesterday; work is overwhelming at the moment and even at the start today I felt too tired to even start! I did anyway (thanks to DH - who coached and held the stop-watch). I did the frist 2 minutes (very heavy breathing at the end; needed almost the whole 3 minutes to recover from it); I almost did no 2; I fell half a minute short of no 3 and felt like I would not survive it! I decided to only do one minute for no 4.
Is this normally so difficult or am I just so out of form? What exactly can I do with this? Do I take another week 2 next week?
Help appreciated very much.
We cannot win eternal joy by living on the surface. P. Tillich ++++++++++++++
That is pretty much what I ended up doing with the addition of bringing my training back in to the treadmill. I know I will ultimately need to make the transition, but I think I was pushing it too soon.
Now week 2 is DONE
Week 3 is DONE
and 1 workout from week 4 is DONE
And I have rediscovered my optimism about being able to do this.
Everything was great in the first week and even on Day 1 of week 2- but since then it has become progressively more and more difficult. I have done the week 2 training 5 times (for almost 2 weeks) and my legs feel like lead and I am breathing incredibly hard at the end of each jogging interval.
I am running 3 days a week and cross-training the other 4. I ran (outside) tonight and am going to take tomorrow off and then run again Friday morning (treadmill- giving week 3 a try)
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am starting to feel like maybe I can't do this after all.
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