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5/3/10 12:45 P

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Great job! I have also been trying to increase my two mile time. In January when I started, my time was 36 minutes and I was PROUD! Last week I ran it in 24 minutes. I also run on the treadmill and am going to try some intervals. Great job on the PR!!

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12/17/09 9:58 P

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Thanks Shirley! emoticon

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12/15/09 10:24 A

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Don't give up Nancy ... you'll get there!! emoticon

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12/15/09 7:36 A

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Thanks Shirley! So I guess that's what I'm currently doing but with time, which is 3 min running and 3 min walking. It feels like I'll never progress to more but I'm not going to stop!

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12/14/09 10:12 P

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IXCHEL - an interval run is combining running & walking. There are lots of ways to do it. But, for me, I am doing it by 1/4 miles. Last week, I walked a 1/4, ran a 1/4 ... etc. This week, I am walking 1/4, running 1/2 ... by the end of December, I'll walk 1/4 and run a mile. Then in January, I'll start doing a 4 mile interval run and my 3 mile run will now become a regular "straight" run.

I'm extremely methodical.

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12/14/09 9:18 P

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emoticon Shirley!!

By the way, what is a 'interval run'? Thanks!

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12/14/09 3:53 P

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Yes, it was the interval running that has helped me break through that speed barrier. This month I am running 2 miles straight and a 3 mile interval run. The interval run has given me the courage to try running at faster speeds - because I know it is only going to be for .25 of a mile. So, my 2 mile straight run has improved because of it! I'm not so scared to try running at a faster pace. At this point it is helping to do it all on the treadmill so that I have control over my speed.

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12/14/09 11:50 A

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Awesome job! Keep it up! How did you increase the pace? Did you do interval training or simply push yourself a bit more?
Once I'm done with the beginners program, to get me up to running 2 miles I'll be doing a 5k training program and then interval training to increase my pace.
Keep moving forward!

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That's Great! emoticon

I can't wait to get started. Now I have to wait until I'm better. emoticon seems like its always something holding me back. But I will get started just as soon as I can. Even got my sneakers in the mail!

Congratssss on doing the 2 miles!!!! that's Awesome!

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12/14/09 11:35 A

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good for you!!

my biggest challenge in my exercise now is pushing past my regular running time...good for you for doing it!....i know how challenging it could be

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12/14/09 11:23 A

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I just ran 2 miles in 26 minutes!! That is just 2 weeks after setting my PR at 27 minutes. After almost a year of plodding along at the 15 minute mile ... I'm breaking through. I think I had a fear of running any faster than that pace.

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