update on running

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I haven't had a lot of time to blog lately, so I thought I would do a short update tonight. The Couch to 5k program is going great! I will finish week 7 on Friday night. I thought I had 2 more weeks to go, but it's just one! Tonight's 20-minute run went great! I'm not looking at the clock counting down quite so much, and I didn't have that pain in my side. I may not run the full 5k distance upon graduation (graduation being accomplishing 30 minutes of running, all at once), since I jog kind of slow, but distance and speed will come later.

I recommend this really works! It conditions your body. The mental challenge is the more difficult part. I never understood that about running before this program.

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  • JLITT62
    I couldn't run a 5k when I finished C25K but now I run HMs . . . you've got the right mind set!
    1950 days ago
  • DALID414
    The mental challenge is definitely the hardest!
    1950 days ago
    I've been doing random intervals of walking and jogging for a few weeks, just stepped it up to two miles of distance, but without the benefit of a guiding c25k program. Considering using one, as I haven't managed to go more than about 5 minutes jogging continuously yet. 5k still seems a pipe dream at this point.
    1951 days ago
    I love the C25K programs out there. It's how I got started. Now 5k is what I do to warm up for my Half Marathons. I was 56 when I ran my first 5k. I was a lardass before that.

    Nobody says you will want to run a half. It's not even something on your radar right now. Hell, you'll be happy just to run for 30 minutes non-stop right now. But what I am saying is you never know where it will lead you.

    "It's a dangerous business, going out your front door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to." -- JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

    1951 days ago
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