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richdaley Amateur 31 posts since
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Dec 14, 2010 12:44 PM

Success!  First bumps for Week 5 Day 3

Hi All,


I lurk a lot around these forums and sometimes I post but not often.  I am really excited today because I completed week 5 day 3 and I wanted to get fist bumps or whatever the kids do these days lol.  It was a major hurdle for me.  I attempted it in the spring and experienced some strange symptoms and had to stop.  It turned out to be bad kidney stones that required surgery and I was laid up for a few weeks.  My wife was very excited and supportive when I told her but I know that most of you are going through some of the same issues so I wanted to share.


Anyway, today I got up at 4am as I usually do but I considered going back to bed.  I had gone for a 20 minute run/walk on Sunday to keep the juices flowing and then I redid week 5 day 2 on Monday (this was the second or third time I had done it).  I was nervous about moving on to day 3.  20 minutes is a long time.  I decided to go out and see if I could do 10 minutes today.  It isn't an official workout but I thought maybe I would try 10 minutes of jogging followed by 5 minutes of walking and then maybe another 5-10 minutes of jogging.  I use my Android phone to keep track of my workout.  So I started jogging very slowly (enhanced walking lol) and before I knew it, the 10 minute alarm was going off.  I still had a lot in the tank so I decided to push through for one more song but it was a long one (dang 70s progressive rock) and when that was over, I only had 3 minutes left and there was no way I was going to stop. 


Thanks everyone for reading.  I am looking forward to taking another shot at a 5K soon (I ran and walked a couple in the spring). 



4/10/2010 Stroehmann Bakeries Walk/Run Against Hunger, Philadelphia, PA - 52:21

4/25/2010 Spackenkill High School TA 5K, Poughkeepsie NY - 45:33

2/12/2011 Cupid's Chase 5K, Philadelphia PA - 40:45


4/9/2011 Stroehmann Bakeries Walk/Run Against Hunger 5K, Philadelphia, PA

September of 2011 - Dutchess County Classic Half Marathon, Poughkeepsie, NY

  • runmommyred Rookie 7 posts since
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    1. Dec 14, 2010 12:53 PM (in response to richdaley)
    Re: Success! First bumps for Week 5 Day 3

    Thats awesome! I'm glad you decided not to go back to bed. I know that something a lot of have to overcome when we get started. I haven't started the c25k yet but it seems llike a really great plan. Have fun with you 5k!!

    Just trying to keep up with my kids.

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
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    2. Dec 14, 2010 5:10 PM (in response to richdaley)
    Re: Success! First bumps for Week 5 Day 3

    Way to go Rich!!! That 20 minute run is a biggie in the C25K program both physically and mentally. You did it! Now the sky is the limit!!!

    Marie from Tennessee

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  • CRAZ8 Amateur 23 posts since
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    3. Dec 14, 2010 7:41 PM (in response to PaintingLady)
    Re: Success! First bumps for Week 5 Day 3

    Congratulations on getting this far!


    It is such a large jump from 8 minutes of running to 20 minutes, I thought the instructions must be wrong!  I did mine last Sunday and was surprised how good I felt at the end of the 20 minutes.


    The Week 6, Day 1 and 2 now look to be way too easy with Day 3 having a long continuous run!

    Jan 2011 - Bermuda International Race Weekend 10K - 1:22:22

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
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    4. Dec 15, 2010 3:06 AM (in response to richdaley)
    Re: Success! First bumps for Week 5 Day 3

    Congrats Rich!

  • ktface17 Pro 125 posts since
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    6. Dec 15, 2010 5:59 AM (in response to richdaley)
    Re: Success! First bumps for Week 5 Day 3

    Great job!  Doesn't it feel great to jump that hurdle?   I couldn't believe I completed 20 mins but I've gone up to 28 mins now!  I thought the first couple days of week 6 looked much easier after completeing week 5 as well but found that it was actually kind of a pain to go back to intervals.  Like I would lose my rhythm or something by walking.  I think the 20 min run is such a confidence booster!  You know you can do it and just want to KEEP doing it!   Good luck with week 6!!  You'll do great!


    10/4/2010 - Began C25K...

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    First 5k - May 8, 2011 WBW Mother's Day 5k COMPLETE 45:56

  • RunKerryRun Amateur 34 posts since
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    8. Dec 16, 2010 5:09 PM (in response to richdaley)
    Re: Success! First bumps for Week 5 Day 3

    Good Job Rich. I am one day behind you and kind of dread day 3 because upto this point 10 minutes is the longest continuous run that I have done. W5D2 I did increase my speed from 5.5 to 6.0 and then 7.0 for the last minute of the second interval and for day 3 I will go back to 5.5 so I can complete it. I listen to a podcast but the music tempo wasn't consistant enough to keep my attention on the 8 minute intervals so I think I will skip the podcast for w5d3 and just build an iPod playlist with 5 minutes of fluff and 20 minutes of tempo music and then 5 more minutes of fluff.


    I hope to finish w5d3 on Saturday and then start week 6d1 on Monday so keep me posted as you are 1 step ahead let me know if I should watchout for any stray dogs


    10/9 Reston, VA Great Pumpkin 5k - 1st 5k EVER 35:32          11/21 Wounded Warrior 5k XC 36:49  1st EVER Cross-Country Event

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