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I'm doing the Cough to 5K program and also training to walk/run a half marathon.
I am using the SP 10K interval walk/run training program. I started at week 3 because that seemed like the place for me. I'll move to week 4 sometime next week. I'm hoping to run/walk a 10K the end of March.
I will do what I need to do, in order to do what I want to do.
If I bite it, I write it!
I've been thinking about this all week. My dilemma has been that it's cold outside. I've been looking at treadmills, but don't really want to spend the money right now.
I belong to small condo fitness center 1.5 blocks from my condo. It has 2 treadmills and 2 ellipticals. I don't go because I keep thinking they will all be in use.
So here is my plan....I'm going to get myself over to the fitness center every day for a week and just find out for myself if the treadmills are full. If they are, there are other things I can do there.
Edited by: SIMPLELIFE4REAL at: 1/9/2010 (10:09)
Kay from Tennessee
Week 1 on this team, and Day 2 with my new Ironman watch, and I'm injured. Got a hip pull of some sort that is sidelining me from running. Walking is okay.
Other than that injury, though, I'm easing into some Galloway methods.
I know what happened: TMTS. Too much too soon. This weekend when it was cold, I ran too fast for my abilities. That would explain (looking back) all the excessive huffing and puffing).
I'll be back out there soon, but I'm not running injured.
I have a plan! I have a plan! Okay, so far all it is is a plan...humph...the dreaded illness finally hit me after the marathon in Dec. I have been sick since I left for my holiday vacation trip over two weeks ago. Going on three weeks now and took a short turn for the worse just before getting home. Now that I am home I am trying to take better care and get more rest but this thing is just hanging on forever. That being said, that's why my plan is just that, a plan.
However when I get better (which I hope is by next week!) I have a nice mild 8 wk plan for a 10k which then leads into another 8 wk plan for my half marathon in May. I like this particular plan because it follows closer to my goals - to run more often and keep the sessions somewhat shorter each time. A couple times a week I run longer (like Sunday and midweek) but the other days I take it easy and run according to time instead of mileage. It's in a women's running book I just got and I like it. I does have some speed work in there but just once a week. I can handle that. Right now I might be working on getting back to running continuously but I don't think it will be too bad. I did run just before the 1st when my cold hadn't spread to my lungs just yet. In the meantime, I am not having a problem with eating too much, in fact the opposite problem - I am not eating enough but I am trying to eat good foods that will help me feel better. Soup for lunch, oatmeal for breakfast a little juice and applesauce and veggies with lunch and dinner - softer ones anyways. It cheers me up to have a plan I just wish I could implement it already! :(
Good to read about everyone's running plans/goals. :)
Right now I am going to stop worrying quite so much about my pace (except during speedwork) and focus more on consistency and burning fat. I hope to lose another 17lbs in the next couple of months if I can. Then I will be close to my dream weight. Its sad I had to get sick to get my head on straight about food!
Life is better in motion!
191/180/145-155, 5ft10in tall mother of 4!
I am on a plan to jog a 10K in March, I am using the SP 10K program and started this week.
I am also running a 5K on Jan 30 and Feb 14
I plan on finding another 10K later in the year and train for that.
I am working on a 19 week plan to get ready for a 1/2 marathon. I've even added a little twist of my own to it. I am very good at the slow & steady pace. Which isn't a bad thing because that is what will get me through all the miles of training & the 13.1 at the 1/2.
But to add just a little speed work to my runs, in January, I'm running the last .25 miles at a faster pace. I don't care if it just 1 point higher on the treadmill - it just has to be faster. In Feb., I'll do the last .50 mile faster ... etc.
I'm on a made up independent plan. I run whenever I can make the time either until I reach my goal length or until my body tells me that's enough.
I have a list of races throughout Las Vegas which I am going to register for (registering will keep me on track!).
5K's in Jan, Feb, Mar and Apr
10K's in May, Jun and Jul
1/2 Marathon in August
10K in September
Ragnar Relay (www.ragnarrelay.com) in October
5K or 10K in November
Marathon in December
Pretty sure that kind of race schedule will keep me on track. I will be aware of what my body is telling me, and if I need to change dates/distances, etc, I'll be doing that, too.
love & junk
Happy New Year everyone! I am going to continue where I left off last month. I had stopped with the holidays but I have made a goal in my SP's monthly tracking calendar to run 3x/ wk.
I'm doing also the running plan that Shirley recommended. The last time I ran a few weeks ago I was at 3 min running and walking intervals. I only hope my endurance hasn't decreased too much since then.
Good luck everyone!
Northern N.J. (EST)
"Where there's a will, there's a way"
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall"
I am two weeks into the About.com 10k program for Advanced Beginners. Today was a day off. Here's the link for anyone interested in starting it. If you do please email me and let me know how it's working for you.
I started the Couch to 5k program. My first goal is to attempt a 5k in the Spring...whether it be to join a 5k or to map out my own I haven't decided.
The next goal after that is to do a Muddy Buddy. They are located all over. It is like a fun triathalon/obstacle course! You run, bike, and a few other things but you do this with a buddy. Teams are groups of two.
Go to MuddyBuddy.com if you are interested and see if there is one located by you. If you are in the Chicagoland area, they are holding one on August 1st. :)
I've learned this past weekend...that motivation is created by reinventing the reason to stay motivated. I have a whole years worth of reasons to strive towards my goals and then to continue to stay there.
I started out about the middle of oct, with run 1 1/2 min walk 1/ 1/2 min, I just gradually added 1 min to my time, Did this 2 to 3 times a week. Today I did my best ran solid 2 miles in 25 min. The next time I will run 1 mile, walk 2 run 1mile walk 2min. So once a week I run 3 mins more. Its working for me,someone who at 60 has never run ever except around the bases in softball years ago
On Saturday, I will walk a 5K with my almost 19 month old daughter in her jogging stroller. I am 26 1/2 weeks pregnant so am looking forward to doing this. We are doing the longest Causeway Fitness Walk in South Padre Island, Texas. This is the third time I have done this. The first time, I was pregnant with my daughter, the second time, my daughter joined me at 7 months old, and this will be my third. My husband and in laws also do this with me. My husband usually runs the 10K though.
I love my family!
Hey Everyone - This is my running plan - not sure what it is called. I got it from you, Shirley.
Week 1: Run 2 minutes, walk 4. Complete 5 cycles
Week 2: Run 3, walk 3. Complete 5 cycles
Week 3: Run 5, walk 2.5. Complete 4 cycles
Week 4: Run 7, walk 3. Complete 3 cycles
Week 5: Run 8, walk 2. Complete 3 cycles
Week 6: Run 9, walk 2. Complete 2 cycles, then run 8 mins.
Week 7: Run 9, walk 2. Complete 3 cycles
Week 8: Run 13, walk 2. Complete 2 cycles
Week 9: Run 14, walk 1. Complete 2 cycles Note: After completing week 9 if you feel tired, repeat this week of training before moving on to week 10.
Week 10: Run 30 mins.
I started on Saturday and was only able to go for 22 minutes. Today was my second day and I finished the whole 30 minutes......woohoo!!
Happy New Year to everyone in the Beginners Running Club! This week's challenge is to choose a running plan. If you already have a plan - share your plan with us. If you don't have one - start looking for one, create one, whatever it takes. Running with a plan will be far more productive. You will have a goal you are working towards. And even if you don't want to run a certain race ... 5k, 10k, etc., you can still use one of those plans for your running and your goal can be to finish the plan!
Then, I'd encourage you to start your plan THIS week. A new year/new decade is a perfect time to get started on a new running regime.
Here's to our health and happy running!