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Today's Early Run (5:30 am)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I got up at 5:15 am and was out the door by 5:30. I headed to the Y expecting to see a few cars. I think there were 50-60! Wow! There are a LOT of people who work out early!

They have an indoor track that is 1/13th of a mile long. I was running W4D3 where you have two 3 minute runs and two 5 minute runs. The first time I attempted this, I changed the second 5 mins to only 3. The second time, I didn't have a timer so I ran 1/4 mile runs instead. But, today, I DID IT!!! I ran both 3 minute runs and both 5 minute runs! Yeah for me!!! emoticon

And, I wasn't even dying! emoticon I could have kept runnning... at least a little longer.

I've done every other run 5 times, so I'm debating on whether to go on or stick with week 4. I think I'll probably stay to be safe, but I'm still deciding.

Oh, and I wore my HRM for the first time running. In 32 minutes, I burned 255 calories! Wow! I could burn over 500 calories if I could do this for an hour! emoticon

Oh! And, I went for over 2 miles! That's another first. So, I'm feeling great this morning. And, I have my personal trainer in about 3 hours. So, it's going to be a great day! emoticon
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  • 4EVERADONEGIRL
    Awesome!!! Way to go on making the plan to go super early, sticking to it, and getting in so much activity! You're doing fantastic!
    3921 days ago
  • SNARDEESNIFF
    Oh, I am so happy for you that this went so well and you accomplished what you set out to do! I am very proud of you!

    Lois
    3922 days ago
  • HUDSON_H
    Congratulations!

    I just started running a couple weeks ago. Doing intervals in my own way. Trying to figure out what W4D3 meant by searching the web made me discover the Couch to 5k "formula". I'm going to try it! Based on how I've been doing on my own I'm going to jump in at week 3.

    I guess you sparked me! emoticon
    3922 days ago
  • KARVY09
    Congrats on your runs! Yes, running burns tons of calories. You'll probably burn MORE than 500 in an hour because the HR tends to go up and steady more after 30 minutes of running. Congrats on your hard work on C25K!
    3922 days ago
  • ALI_CAT
    Wow - that's so exciting! I just finished W1 D1 last night and I have no idea how I'm going to get through the entire program in 9 weeks. I was dying just running 60 seconds.

    This is very motivating though - keep it up and you'll be running that full hour in no time!
    3922 days ago
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