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Yesterday was W9D2 and it was rough, as expected. About 16 minutes in, I was tired and wanted to quit but I pushed through. At 25 minutes, I was going strong and wanted to pick up the pace, but didn't. At 29 minutes, I picked up the pace JUST a bit and finished it out.
One more to go!
I finished really strong, trying to see how fast I could run 3.2 miles. I got there in about 38 minutes and was happy until I realized I hadn't subtracted off my startup five minute walk from the total, so I could have done even better. That run was more the Hal Higdon style nine minute run, one minute walk. I'd pretty much push as hard as I could for a mile or so, take a thirty second breather then go again. At the end I would walk for two telephone poles then run for six or seven and keep repeating until Runkeeper told me I was at 3.2
Went out yesterday at about 2pm after having only eaten breakfast and totally bonked about 2 miles into a 4 mile circuit. Walking back home in the snow was not fun!
Had my first 5K race this morning, and I feel great! I ran it in 24:39. There was over 8500 people racing, and it was really hard to go at a faster pace in the beggining of the race because I had to go around people and do some football style juke moves, but I'm very happy with my time. My goal was under 25 mins, and I accomplished it. I felt like a real runner today!
Congrats, Jag92288 - that is a great time!
Bostonwolf - I have found what you eat (or don't eat) makes all the difference in the world. At least for me.
I did my 2nd 5K today. A nice run through the Rice University campus - one of the prettiest spots in Houston. I was able to beat my 1st 5K time by over 1:30. Today's unofficial time 39:04 (the 1st one was 40:41). My goal was under 40:00 so I am very happy. I hope to get to under 37:00 by the end of May. This weekend I am going to map out my future race and training schedule.
Keep up the good work everyone! Think about where we are now vs. December 6th!
Current C25K Status: Finished 2/28/2010!
Great job, Jag92288! You too, Tweidler ... making a PR while meeting a goal is awesome.
I officially finished the program today, running for the third time, 30 minutes straight. My fastest run yet, making it just over 3 miles. Not quite a 5k in the 30 minutes, but this was actually the goal I had set for myself when I started --- 3 miles in 30 minutes. I have a 5k race on April 18th, which I want to complete in less than 30 minutes. After today's run, I believe that should be achievable.
My plan from now on is to continue following Jeff Galloway's 10k training plan, in preparation for my 12k race on May 2nd. I do not have a time goal for that, although I did originally... I'd rather focus on just finishing the race strong and injury free.
Thanks to everyone for their support in getting through C25K!!
I'm still really slow but not too worried about it. The last few runs I've been pushing it at around 10-11 minute mile pace as long as I can then resting briefly and getting back to it. Tomorrow I'm gonna go low and slow and try to get 35 minutes straight of running in.
Congrats to everyone who has finished!
Injury free - I started again last week. Decided to go back to week 1 as I wasn't really sure how my knee would react. No problem. I've been amazed at how easy it was compared to last December. Fingers crossed this time I'll get to finish the course.
Hope everyone is doing OK and happily progressing with your running.
I did it! My last C25K run tonight and I did extra to get to the 5k distance. 5k in 40 mins. Very proud of me :-) Hope everyones running/training is going well.
Awesome! I still haven't run a 5k (I ended up travelling the weekend of the one I signed up for) but am running a four mile race next week. I might have to take a break or two but I think I can get there in under 55 minutes. We shall see!
btw have you guys noticed how different you can feel for various runs? I got sick for a week and didnt' do anything. First run back was brutal, I could barely go a mile. I waited another 3-4 days and went again and had the most relaxed, easiest run since I started up again in December. Very strange, I wish i could figure out exactly what I did/ate to get that feeling!
@AngelaSH - good for you! I'm so glad you started again, and your knee is ok, and you finished the program! It's a great feeling, yes?
I'm so hooked on running now. I've finished two 5ks, and I'm training now for a 10k in Central Park on June 12 (Women's 10k mini). I've run 6 miles a couple of times already, and I still have nearly a month before the race, so I'll be able to finish for sure. Just hoping for a decent time. I'm slow, but that's ok. I enjoy running so much. Such a stress buster. And, running in the spring is so nice.
Keep it up! Congratulations to you!
I am still running, and loving it. I've completed 3 races: 4k in February, 5k in March and a 12k earlier this month. Some days are better than others (and faster though I'm still quite slow), but I'll keep putting in the miles.
See you on the road!
I'm starting tomorrow and excited.
I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it... I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it's an illusion to me. -Michael Jordan
Had my first official race today. Finished in 41 mins. So chuffed, as this time last year I couldn't run for 41 seconds. Dare I say it, I think I might just have 10 k in me yet.
Well done to everyone else who has finished and moved on to bigger and better things.
Hey everybody, just felt like hearing about what everyone's been up to? You all still running? I ran for the first time in a long time today, going to train for another 5k. I missed running, and today I remembered why I love it. I felt so great afterwards, even though I only ran about 1 and 1/4 mile, I think I'm going to be able to get back into it pretty easily. Bought some new running shoes (saucony omni) and they're great!!!