I’ve had several runs on my big loop, and perhaps I was getting a little over confident. Started out today’s run quickly…a might too quickly. In less than half a mile I was sucking in way too much air. By the half way point I was feeling gassed. I slowed down to my normal slower pace and was able to complete the course without stopping.
At least I know that if I start out too quickly (as in a sponsored race) I’m able to slow down and run through it. 21 hours ago
ran my big loop (well big for me) which is about 3.5 miles. It’s taxing, but I’m wondering if I should extend my course. I don’t want to be Forrest Gump, but I don’t want to become stagnant. 1 week ago
Found a local 5k halfway through July, and I should be able to run it if I keep up with my couch to 5k regime. On week 5 now, and loving it. Want to enter it, but the website looks outdated, so I’m going to call the leisure centre tomorrow / soon, and find out more information about it. Fingers crossed I can enter this one! 1 week ago
three miles is no longer a great challenge; I’ve run 5k several times. I’m thinking that the actual running of a race will be anti-climactic.
Running this time of year is very enjoyable – the challenge will be to keep running during the winter. 2 weeks ago
I ran 3.1 miles straight today for the first time. Do not want to check off the list until I do an actual race, though. 2 weeks ago
The trick will be to continue doing this. 2 weeks ago
I’ve had one run of over 3 miles (I think it was around 3.5 miles). The biggest obstacles I’ve had to overcome were between my ears. I’m very critical of myself as I run.
you’ll never make it – you should just stop now
your legs are too tired
you’re already breathing too hard
Once I was able to run “non-judgmentally” I broke my own mental barriers, and I’m actually beginning to enjoy my runs. I focus on having regular even breathing (as much as possible), and I try to take in all of the scenery. 2 weeks ago
How I did it: I followed the Couch-to-5K running plan with the app on my iPhone, registered for The Color Run 5K when they were in town, and voila! The CT5K program was very good and certainly prepared me for the run, which turned out to be quite manageable. Read how I did it… 2 weeks ago
I have always been a terrible runner: lungs burning, knees aching, completely winded after a fraction of a mile. I’ve never been able to run more than a mile without stopping to walk.
But on the other hand, I play roller derby and can skate a mile in around 5 minutes fairly easily, so I’m 100% convinced I have the fitness capacity to achieve my goal of a 5k. I just have to learn how to run…and recover from this pesky broken ankle. 2 weeks ago
completed – and without stopping. Now I’ll work on increasing my stamina/aerobic capacity. 2 weeks ago
went back to my big course and was able to go a couple of hundred yards further…walked about 100 yards and then completed the rest of the course.
My challenge goal for May is to run the entire distance without stopping and I was concerned that I had reached a plateau. Still have work to do, but feeling good about today’s run. 3 weeks ago