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11/7/11 2:56 P

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I just started week four today so I can't quite answer that yet, but in week three I was getting around 2.1 miles; I got 2.46 on the third day. Saturday was a non training/routine day so I wanted to see how long I could run before needing to stop and I could comfortably run 8 minutes. Since speed and distance are not what I am having a problem with at this point, my focus has been on endurance.

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11/6/11 11:00 A

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I'm not sure; week 4 day 3 you do 7 sets of 2.5 minutes so that's 17.5 minutes of running...I think I did a little over a mile. Yesterday I mapped a 3 mile route to take my first real measurement. It took 53 minutes including the 9 minute warm up walk.

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11/5/11 2:06 P

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I run on a treadmill so it's easier for me to see how far/fast I've run/walked. Because of the time and speed that I run, I know that my combined run distance is 1 mile even. That just means the rest is warmup/walk/cooldown. So I figure if I'm gradually bumping up the time I run, I will up the distance too. Hope that helps and makes sense.

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9/21/11 11:12 A

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I worry about the distance too. I only get to 1.75 - 2 miles or so. I don't know if I will be able to go 3.1 miles next week in Week 5.

I guess I can try though...

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9/20/11 2:46 P

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I'm running on a tread mill so finding the tracking does not seem far enough. Today I did the week 4 - 27 min but only made is 1.6 miles.

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7/13/11 1:07 P

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Did my first week 4 today and I went about 2.8 miles ( I track in kms so rough estimate). I felt like I was going slower but I think I slowed down because I was worried about continuing the joy for 2.5 minutes. Spend up near the end when I saw I was behind my normal distance.

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7/3/11 4:32 P

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I repeated Week 3 because I felt I needed to increase confidence in running two minutes at a time. I think that made me much more ready for Week 4. Although it was hard this morning, I did it! I made it about 2 miles in the 27 minutes. Last week I was doing 2.5 miles in the 35 minutes, so I do feel like I increased my time.

I feel like I am just not going very FAR though and 3.1 miles sometimes seems like a lot. Should I not be worrying about speed / distance and just working on endurance for now, or should I be pushing for more distance at this point?

Happy running, everyone!

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