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W3 Bone tired. I have been tired and felt weak and just a plain mess all week. I figured it was more mental then anything physical so I pushed thru. Turns out I was mostly right. Found out my hormones hate training/exercise. But that is over with so I have high hopes for next weeks workouts going better, I might have forgot to meantion that each week I workout with the program 3 days. I like Mon/Wed/Fri with the days between as rest as well as the weekend. Last night was the first truly painful/worrying time. My left shin was seriously painful and then it moved to the botttom of my right foot. I debated with myself for all of 20sec before turning it down a notch to 3.8 and then I walked at a 2/2.5. Whichever combination helped the most I dont know but It helped me get thru the workout and I feel pretty good today. I think I would have seriously hurt myself if I had tried to push thru that pain. My calves were pretty tight this morning but seem to have loosened up and are almost back to normal. I think the weekends off are good for me. especially at this stage. I am going to weigh myself tomorrow as well as take my measurements. I got both my marathoning books yesterday. I wont start actually training for that until about a month after the 5k to give my body a chance to really focus on changing to running 4 days a week and running more steadily. I also put in about 5-6 weeks after my 9wk program before the 5k race, I thought this was a good amount of time to really start focusing on running the distance and again get my body accustomed to running outside and on different surfaces besides my treadmill. I REALLY wanted to give up yesterday, thought I was doing myself a major mischief but once I pulled back a little like some of you suggested, it made all the difference. So Monday is even stevens. 2:30/2:30. I have never been able to do this much before ( don't think I eer got past the 2min running mark before so thats exciting! I've been talking to my brother and he is very encouraging, so is my sister who will be coming up for my 5k. Did I mention that the marathon I want to enter is the Detroit Free Press Marathon? Yup. Its cool because it crosses the border2x and I will need my passport. http://www.freepmarathon.com/ It looks awesome. However, if something bad happens ( like injury or whatever) I will feel no hesitation to pick a different marathon. there are several in October around here to choose from. With the training plan i picked out, I know I wont be queen of the pile/pack, I just want to go the distance without incident or injury. I am hoping my family can be there too. Oh! I alo realised I need to be more careful with what I eat before and after the run. Nothing super heavy before and some definite protein afterword. I am going to chill out and read my books.I know this post was everywhere, but so has my mind lately. Talk to you all later!
W4 was good and bad. The good is that I made it! the bad is that on wednesday I had a stomach virus and was pretty much sleeping dead. So i missed wednesdays run. On thursday I worked my abs and arms--which my abs are still sore from. But friday was good. I finished without compromising and felt really good. W5 starts tomorrow which is 3 and 2:30 so we will see. I am thinking of joining a gym to get some other aerobic/strength training classes on the days I dont run. There is one just down the street from me, that I think would be a good option since its so close and on my way to and from work. depends mostly on the fees they charge. I am calling tonight to see what they are. I'll let you know how it turns out.
I still working on w3. Can't get that 2nd 3 minute run and frankly the first one makes me want to quit. I have looked into "other" training also such as strength or weight. I was doing a beach body workout, just 25 mintues but it makes me so sore that I think it's counterproductive to the running. I had to take yesterday off so I feel I need to make it up. Will push through today. It is just a little frustrating. On Monday I did a 3.2 power walk and it wasn't that much slower than my run/walk combination...
a friend suggested that once a week I do that to improve my walking speed for the mini. I need to average 18min/mile so that 3 mph I have been doing won't cut it.
Hi! I'm Jill. I'm also a newbie! 26 yr and from NY. It is COLD here. I've been doing my plan on the treadmill at the gym until it gets warm enough to where I actually want to run outside. I'm going to tackle W3D2 today. My legs are sore from an intense leg workout of squats and lunges that I did on Monday, but I'm hoping I can power through! Hoping that 2 days of rest and some yoga will make me feel good enough to get through it! Otherwise I may have to try that dreaded 'ice bath' eeeek. Here's to hoping
KUDOS for all of you who have done the 20 mins run! I'm pretty nervous about that. My work is sponsoring any employee who wants to participate in the run for women in June. It's a 5K so thats what I'm working towards. Fingers crossed!