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!!
Slow and steady wins the race!!
current weight: 186.2
Fitness Minutes: (30,320) Posts: 4,403 12/17/09 9:58 P
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.
current weight: 270.0
Fitness Minutes: (30,320) Posts: 4,403 12/14/09 9:18 P
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.
current weight: 270.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,268) Posts: 192 12/14/09 11:50 A
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!
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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