It really helps doing some stretches 5 days a week. stretches for the upper part of the body(arms and shoulders), for mid section and legs. Sparkpeople has many videos you could choose from. Also doing some stretches after the run is good as well. There are some yoga stretches for after the run that I found on sparkpeople. Of course good shoes really really help...Best wishes...
I completed Week 3 Day 1 four days ago; I was really dreading it but it wasnít as bad as I thought. Donít get me wrong, I have a long way to go; but I did it; walks when I needed to walk and ran when I needed to run. Now; my pace is really slow; but I figure I will work on being able to run for longer periods of time and I will gradually work on my pace/stride; any suggestions.
I got up early and went to the gym before work to do W3 day2 workout. I'm running on the treadmill because it is usually dark when I have time to run. The hardest part today was getting up!! Not saying I didn't huff and puff but made it through. The funny thing is when I am walking I feel like it is too slow and I want to run and when I am running I watch the time for when I can walk!!! Feel great after though (minus a few aches and pains).
Just finished the first day of week 3 and it felt really good (and sweaty). Still doing it on the TM and it helps to get my intervals right, I think. Here's hoping the rest of the week goes great for eveyone!
Was kinda concerned about this week because I so dragged myself through the last day of Week 2, but it was great today! Doing 6 times instead of 5 times like last week hardly made any difference, it felt about the same.
I added music today and it was a great help.
Don't get me wrong, I'm really having to push myself to do this, but it seems like every week is the same amount of push. No way could I have done what I did today, 3 weeks ago. That first workout where all I had to do was jog for a minute...felt just as hard as this does now.
I guess that means there is progress being made. I kept wondering when it was going to get easier. I think maybe it DOESN'T get easier because the better you get, the further you will push. It won't get easier, you will just be able to do more with it.
For people who have been running a long time...is that about right? I can dig it. ~~Mary
current weight: 178.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,653) Posts: 109 10/13/12 9:38 A
I think I went a little overboard. Did my run for 30 mins but did 2 mins and 30 second of walking and 2 mins of jogging on the treadmill. Did this so I could run 6 times instead of 5 and cooled down for 3 mins then strecthed to cool down further. That would have been fine but went overboard by play doubles in handball for about an hour and 15 mins after that. Burning over 3 times more calories in that time frame then my run. This was 2 days ago and I still feel sore in my abs, neck, back, thighs and hamstring. I did walk yesterday for about 2 miles and looking to do day 2 today after work!
Fitness Minutes: (48,703) Posts: 133 10/9/12 7:47 P
I think i'm going to need to restart week 3, since I've been cramming for my LSAT. I hate it, but this test is too important and I need to be prepared. I'm sure I won't set myself too far back though. If I can hit tomorrow, I'll only be one session behind. We shall see...
current weight: 210.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,292) Posts: 141 9/29/12 2:46 P
Well, I got through the first day of week 3. Adding the extra 5 minutes wasn't bad at all. I also decided to kick up my pace a little on the runs, just to challenge myself more. All in all, not to bad. I was def breathing heavy, but I can feel my body starting to loosen up and just run, which is nice. I'm really enjoying this program, because I feel like I'm being challenged, but not to the point that I can't push through it.
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