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2625 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2011 9:22 PM by LPARafael
Jarrod_Dumas Amateur 21 posts since
Apr 9, 2011
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Apr 23, 2011 7:16 AM

3.1 miles yesterday... First time ever!

I finally finished a 5k training run.

After running 2.8 miles the day before, my body was daring me to finish it off, and the momentum of crossing that milestone drew me in.  I am technically only in Week 7 of C25K, but I couldn't help it.  My body was feeling great, and I wanted to clear that hurdle.

This weekend is rest, with soreness in my shins and calfs, so giving my body a hard-earned rest.  I will probably dial back to about 2.75 or so for my next few runs, but I am excited to keep improving my 5k time of 34:08.

Thanks to everyone who's given me good vibes this last month.



C25K entered March 20, 2011

C25K graduated April 22, 2011

  • emiss Pro 70 posts since
    Feb 7, 2011
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    1. Apr 23, 2011 2:00 PM (in response to Jarrod_Dumas)
    Re: 3.1 miles yesterday... First time ever!

    Great job!!!  Keep up the hard work!

    Completed Races:

    3/19/11 Holy Grail 5K 36:20 (First 5K)

    4/10/11 Wellness 5K 30:48

    4/23/11 Stonyfield 5K 30:28

    5/7/11 Dover 5K: 29:39

    5/23/11 Get Fit in May 5K 29:44

    5/29/11 Redhook 5K 29:32 (PR)

    6/11/11 Market Square 10K 1:08:40 (First 10K)

    8/18/11 Saunders 10K 1:07:35.49

    9/5/11 St. Charles Childrens' Run: 29:54

    9/10 Fox Point 5 Mile: 49:03

    9/25 Holy Grail 5K: 32:33 (with bronchitis)

    10/9 Great Island 5K 32:54.23 (still with bronchitis)

    11/13 Seacoast 1/2 Marathon: 2:31:39 (1st 1/2 Marathon)

    1/1/12 First Run 10K 1:4:45 (PR)

    2012 Races:

    2/19/12 Half at the Hamptons 2:28:18 PR

    3/24/12 Holy Grail 5K 28:17 PR

    4/21/12Whale of a 5K (first trail race) 30:24

    3/30/12April Fools 4 Miler 36:39 (9:10mm)

    6/12/12 Margaritas 5K 27:52 (9mm) PR

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
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    2. Apr 23, 2011 4:27 PM (in response to Jarrod_Dumas)
    Re: 3.1 miles yesterday... First time ever!


  • roufarunnershusband Amateur 29 posts since
    Apr 12, 2011
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    3. Apr 23, 2011 5:20 PM (in response to Jarrod_Dumas)
    Re: 3.1 miles yesterday... First time ever!

    Outstanding!  It's surprising at times how happy your body gets when you start using it.  Just be careful not to push too hard too fast, or you can injure yourself.  But great job!  When I started running, I couldn't run a mile. I ran 9.5 this morning!  Keep up the good work!

    Roufa Runner's Husband

    Phil 4:13

  • ORcoastrunner Pro 83 posts since
    Apr 9, 2011
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    4. Apr 23, 2011 6:29 PM (in response to Jarrod_Dumas)
    Re: 3.1 miles yesterday... First time ever!

    Awesome!  I got all the way to the end of c25k not having run a whole 3.1 miles, because I can't quite do it in 30 minutes yet.  So, for my first workout after c25k (essentially week 10) I ran until I got to 3.1 miles (not counting my warmup walk distance.)  I have about the same time.  I am scheduled to run my first 5K race one week from today, and I am psyched.  I totally know what you mean about just wanting to get to that milestone.  My next milestone after the race is 45 minutes running, then I'm starting to train for my 10K!

    I may not be good, but I'm slow!

  • Kristy in NC Pro 134 posts since
    Feb 14, 2011
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    7. Apr 24, 2011 5:57 AM (in response to Jarrod_Dumas)
    Re: 3.1 miles yesterday... First time ever!

    Jarrod - way to go!  Sounds like a couple days of rest are just what you need after that accomplishment! 

    Kristy in NC

    3/12/11 - St. Patricks Day 5K - First 5K - 43 min

    7/4/11 - Peachtree Road Race - 1hr 30 min

    9/2/11 - BB&T Sunset 5K - 40:48

    10/22/11 - Rocktoberfest 5K - 38:53

    11/5/11 - CommYOUnity 5K - 37:22

    11/24/11 - Butterball 5K - 37:03

    3/25/12 - Charlotte Motor Speedway 5K - 34:21

  • Michelle74149 Pro 138 posts since
    Mar 4, 2011
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    8. Apr 24, 2011 6:05 AM (in response to Jarrod_Dumas)
    Re: 3.1 miles yesterday... First time ever!

    YAY and Comgrats!! It does turn into a craving, doesn't it? For it (and I knwo this sounds really weird) its working  up the sweat that I start to jones for, its I don't know, sorta cleansing.

    Keep up the great work!

    I'm new to running. I completed the couch to 5K program on March 11th.

    First 5k, Seafarer's House,  completed April 2nd! 33:49

  • LPARafael Pro 166 posts since
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    9. Apr 24, 2011 9:22 PM (in response to Jarrod_Dumas)
    Re: 3.1 miles yesterday... First time ever!

    Congratulations.  Enjoy your rest and always listen to your body.  The C25K has a schedule associated with it but the real goal is not if you can do it in the prescribed time, but whether you will stick with it or not.  So keep up the good work you are doing, and go find a 5K to enter.  I know you will have a blast participating in it, and you will probably surprise yourself at the time you run.  And I truly hope you will continue to stick with running and be addicted to it as a lot of us here are.

    To paraphrase Newton, "A body in motion tends to stay in motion", so keep those feet moving ....

    2012 Races

    Year 2 Year 5K - 12/31 - 1/1

    Tinkerbell Half Marathon - 1/29

    Rock n Roll Pasadena Half marathon - 2/19

    Old Agoura 10K - 3/24

    O2O Half Marathon - 6/3

    City Impact Half Marathon - 6/16

    Channel Islands 10K - 7/4

    Disneyland Half - 9/2

    Marine Corps Marathon - 10/28

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