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Any Newbs here make it past Week 3?? I've made it through weeks 1 and 2 with little problem. Looking at the expectations for week 3 is making me a little nervous. I definately plan to run someplace FLAT! I've done my first two weeks in my mildly hilly neighborhood.
If you've made it past week , please send me some tips, tricks and encouragement!
I just finished W3D3! Just run at a pace you can handle, I know you can do it and so should you!
Woke up this morning and it was 92F and raining Didn't feel that would be too much fun so I went to the local community center and ran on the small 1/14th mile track indoors. WHAT a diference!! I went through the Week 3 workout twice and loved it.
You can do it! I'm old, very overweight and slow but I just finished W5D1. If I can do it you can too. My advice is when you start to feel like "I can't make it that far." you pick a spot up ahead that you can make it to and aim for that. (Mailbox, tree, fence post, crack in the road.) Then when you get close pick another one a little further out and jog to it. When you start to think OK that's it I can't pick another spot then check your time. I'm amazed at how many times I get to that point only to look and see that I have less than 10 seconds left in a jog. No way I'm stopping with less than 10 seconds left unless I actually fall down.
If you are struggling slow down. You can always work on speed after you finish the program, on the last jog if you are feeling up to it, on days you are doing the same run in that week if you rocked the 1st one. Anytime you are feeling like you can't finish a jog "slow down."
Thanks for the encouragement guys! I headed out to the park yesterday and ran it with no problem! I was really surprised that I was able to run the 5 minute legs with no problem. Like I had mentioned, I made it a point to run someplace flat since it's hilly where I live, and it really did make all of the difference. I think I'll continue the program on the flatter ground . My husband did make mention to me that keeping the hills in my workout wouldn't be a bad thing though if I want to run in competitions here in Georgia. I think on my off days I might just make a short run of the hill on my street.
Thanks again everyone! Your encouragement means a lot!!
Great work! I knew you could do it. We don't have any real hills around here so I don't know what to tell you about that. I do think that if you've been running in some and are likely to run 5K's where they are that if you can do the runs in them go for it. I know I feel it a lot more when I run up the gradual "hills" we have here and I don't try to avoid them, but at this point I'm not going to seek them out either. Once I hit my goal of actually jogging the entire 5K and I feel comfortable with that I do plan to try and find some terrain that might be more challanging while I decide if I have any desire to go for 10K. I love running but I can't imagine devoting the time to run further than that to it. I have a 4 year old and a husband who need my attention and I enjoy the time I have to spend with them. Maybe once my son is old enough to run those distances with me I might decided I'd like to run further. Except that by that time I'm sure he'd be fast enough that I would just slow him down. LOL
Thanks for posting this one. I'm W2D3 today and really nervous about starting week 3 on Thursday. I don't have a treadmill, so with the excessive heat lately, I've been substituting the elliptical this whole week. Not the same as actually jogging, but I've been focusing on the endurance part hoping that it doesn't hold me back. Still really nervous and not at all confident about week 3. It finally cooled a bit, so I'll be jogging tonight for my final W2 run tonight.
You can do it! Like I said, I was really nervous too, and was pleasantly surprised at how I was pretty much able to breeze right through it. W3D2 tonite! Hoping that the rain holds off. I'm excited to do it again!!
W3 Day 1 tomorrow, for me!!
I even "cheated" just now and walked a short mile. Wanted to get outside because it is a rare beautiful evening, and I used the "Zombies, Run!" app game for the walk as entertainment. Pretty fun!
So, all to say that I'm hoping the walk will help set me up for a good first day of the new week!
C25K Training begun (Treadmill) 6/1/10); restarted 7/11/12
First run OUTDOORS - Club Fun Run 1.75 mile circuit time 26:06:72 on 7/29/10
Proud C25K Grad, 8/7/10
College Park Cares 5K Sponsored by Vecna Technologies, Inc. 9/25/10 44:04.4
Fell off of the regular running routine, experienced the DC Derecho Disaster, and now aiming to get back on track!
Jug Bay Run for Wildlife 5K 11/3/12