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Monday November 24th.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Haven't blogged in a while, so here goes.

I started the Couch to 5k workout last weekend. I went to a few stores that specialize in running shoes to get fitted and check my stride and gait. That was interesting... But I did buy a new pair of Asics. Now to start running...

Week one went pretty well, and I felt pretty beat up after each day, but I recovered easily. I started week two on Friday at the gym on the treadmill. It was tough but felt good. Then yesterday, since the weather was nice, I did week two, day two outdoors. Much tougher, and I'm a little more sore today. If it's anything like last week, I still should recover quickly. I liked running outside much better than the treadmill. But with winter coming, I'm not sure if I'll like running in the cold weather.

My goal is still to completely run a 5k this spring. Plus, I'm hoping to lose another 25 pounds by then.

At 52 years old, it's hard to believe I'm actually getting in shape.
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  • MRTHING2000
    You are doing great! I find it very hard to run on a treadmill as compared to outside. One research article I read found that running 30 minutes straight wasn't as effective as running hard for 3 minutes (all out) then walking for 7, then doing this 3 times. Built up the endurance quickly by a factor of 4 compared to running moderately for 30 minutes. I'd swear by this--its what I did in basic training, but there was no walking involved. My times fell by MINUTES after a couple of weeks. I am a long ways off from being a runner now, but as I get closer to my goal I'll be doing this again.
    2395 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13423552
    Good for you! You were smart to go to a running store to get your shoes, I always do that. I used to only run on the treadmill and now I prefer to run outside. You should be on track to run your 5k in the Spring. Congrats! I started running in my early 50's - started with a 5k, up to a 10k and just ran a half marathon in November. You can do this!
    2396 days ago
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