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WAH! No more intervals!!

Friday, February 01, 2008

So I'm moving on to Week 7 of Couch to 5K next week. That means long runs 3 days a week from here on out! AAAHHHH!!! Even though I'd like to stay on Week 6 one more week (today's 25 minute run was harder than I'd like)... when I made my schedule I decided to only do week 6 twice and no more, so I'll be moving on come Monday!

For the record, I'd like to state how HAPPY I am with the C25K program. It's taken me around 12 weeks to get to week 7 (that's right... almost twice as long!), but I haven't missed a run since I've started and I've never had to stop running and walkwhen I wasn't supposed to! So I'm proud of that! Repeating weeks was definitely the key for me!

I still remember sitting at the dinner table and telling my husband about this "new program" I'd found and how when I completed it I'd be able to run for 30 minutes straight. We both agreed that it was a lofty goal, and we'd understand if I didn't reach it (how many other diet/fitness plans had I started out strong only to fizzle out after a few weeks), but I told him I thought I'd give it a try. Now I've got a 5k picked out for February and he's running it with me! He hasn't had to train as long... he just started running 30 minutes a few times a week (that's right... he went from couch to 5k just by deciding one afternoon that he felt like it... meanwhile it will have taken me 4 months when I finish the program and get to that point in early March... he makes me sick :-) but it's so cool that we're getting more physically fit together!

I guess I'm just having a pretty good day and felt like writing about it! I need to get it out now b/c after three 25-minute runs, this time next week I may not be so enthusiastic! :-)
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