1 day 1 done. 60secs run, 90secs walk for 20 mins. 1 month ago
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week was a bit of a washout. I did one day of this and despite enjoying it, my laziness seems to run amok. so will try to stick with it this week.
I kind of just want to run for 20/30 mins a day and have that be a habit. get it done and then get on with my day. involves me going to be bed earlier, so I can wake up earlier and feel refreshed to go run, instead of late nights and sleeping in more.
come on annie for goodness sakes. stop being lazy. 1 month ago
i completed my first day on this programme! went to the park that isn’t even 5 mins from me this morning at about 915pm. walked briskly for 5 mins, then started jogging for 60s, then walked for 90sec and repeated this for 20 mins.
it felt so good to be outdoors running, in the fresh air surrounded by nature. and there were a few people milling about with their pets. later on there was also some group of ladies who met up their in the park, and they had on some sweatshirts that indicated they were part of some running team. they didn’t look like trained athletes more like women wanting to improve their fitness. so they were there talking for a while and I ran/walked a number of laps passed them each time. then they moved into the middle of the park and started doing some (im guessing warm up) excersizes before setting off for their run. I had finished my workout before they had started theirs. but I might see with time if it is a group I might like to join, once my running gets better, and if I see them often. why not. it would be a good opportunity to stick with the running, keep fit and meet new people. and its so close to where I live. so will keep that in mind. but first I want to get better with my running.
give my legs, heart and lungs a good workout, which it needed today, and even tho this is really the easiest week in the program naturally, my being unfit, took its toll. I did it all, but I just felt like, I used to be a better runner than this. even jogging for 60secs felt like an age at times. but then I thought well this is why I am doing it, cos I want to get better with it again.
really love the outdoor aspect of it. will keep with that until the weather is really bad and have to go to gym to do treadmill version.
tomorrow is a rest day. I intend to do this every second day of every week, so works out to 4 times a week as opposed to 3 times a week.
happy I started this today. and got it done first thing in the morning with lots of time to spare when I got back home. so it will fit in really well with my having time to get ready for work etc 2 months ago
day tomorrow – its the first day I am starting this.
looking forward to it. 2 months ago
other thing I want to do is buy a small running “bumbag” to carry keys and phone, and whatever else.
I have a gym boss timer so I will be using that initially to time the secs/mins.
later on when have the bumbag can put my phone in there connected to headphones then can listen to music as well as the c25k app I have downloaded which tells me when to run walk etc. and can log my runs on that etc.
so def need to get bumbag will be useful 2 months ago
a copy of the c25k plan, the outdoor version as well as the treadmill version.
I plan to start on Tuesday this week as I have to be at work at 10am tomorrow (I usually only start at 1130am / 12pm each day, some days I have the morning/eve/day&eve off) and then just do it every second day consecutively each week. on the days when weather is really bad, then I will go to the gym and do the gym version for that day.
its supposed to be done 3 times a week but it will end up being 4 times a week if I do it every second day. I think that is enough for the week and its good to have one day rest in between so it doesn’t feel like a chore each day and muscles get a chance to repair etc.
hope this works out. I enjoyed doing this plan years ago. food wise. no diets, no extreme clean eating. no protein shakes and supplements. just normal eating in moderation. not going to stress aobut it. my thinking I will eat healthier just by way of the excersizing. it just happens. besides I have some healthy eating habits ingrained in me anyway. just some. I don’t want to fret about prep and food. let it just be and enjoy a meal.
so that is the plan. want to keep things simple. plan to do this for as long as possible even when I have finished it. will do it again. couch to 5k is essentially hiit cardio so its a good plan.
only planning to go back to strength training much later possibly in the new year only, but only once I feel like I have built up my endurance again and much fitter and lost some fat. then work on that. and I am thinking to do mainly bodyweight strength training and plyo work. I don’t wanna waste my time with setting up weights and stuff.
I am trying to simplify to keep things easy. so I just wanna get up go for a run, come home, take a bath, go to work. or just go to gym, jump on treadmill, take a shower, go to work etc.
no wasting time. in and out. 30 mins , 45mins max.
trying to simplify all aspects of my life. 2 months ago
Well I planned to keep running after I finished this, but I never did. So now I am restarting, from the beginning. I haven’t run in WAY TOO LONG. I did the first workout today :) It’s easier here in southern cali: warm, no hills, can just run right out the door :) 2 months ago
I’m going to re-start this and complete it before the snow comes, so I’m clearing it out. I honestly hate running, but I hate all exercise, and this goal makes me judge myself rather harshly when I see it. So maybe later, C25K. Right now, you’re going in the shed. 3 months ago
I went again but not the amount of times I should have. This week was a week of woes. My car was in the shop.. 2 days later and 600 bucks poorer I am on the road again. Not to make excuses but I guess I am.
I also spent massive amounts of time on the budding business and was looking into scads of grant programs. The criteria, the limitations, the regions it’s available in… and so forth. I was working also at my normal job with all the issues there. Crazy busy week. 4 months ago
I haven’t had a chance to run regularly for the last few weeks, due to working on our move and the extreme heat. Things are finally calming down, now, so I decided to repeat Week 5 Day 2 run again. It felt really good. I think I’m ready to tackle the 20-minute run next. 4 months ago
It was 95 with a heat index of 102. It was hot. We ran for 90 seconds and would then walk for 2 minutes. Tacking 30 seconds on to the run time seems like it went on forever. When I was done though… complete sense of accomplishment. :)
It’s hard to remember the me that used to run 2 miles daily. I know it’s buried in there somewhere and will come out in time.
This program has you doing it 3 days a week. I may start power walking on the off days. 4 months ago
It’s not the way for me. I want to run, but first I’m going to finish the insanity program. I really enjoy that. 4 months ago
So I was feeling it a bit when we started out but soon didn’t feel so bad. In fact I kept thinking “How come it feels so much easier already??” We got to a certain point and turned around.
It was then I saw that the entire time we had been running on a gentle decline and that gentle decline seemed ominous to tackle to get back to the cars. When you are out of shape even the bunny slope seems like Mt Everest.
I’ve lived to tell about it though and am smiling as I write this. 4 months ago
In my mind I am already whining. There’s no sense in doing it aloud due to the cat and dog could care less about my non-committal attitude. Thankfully I am supposed to meet another at the path or else I would have bailed on the idea.
Did I mention it was 90 out??? Packing my water and putting on my shoes. 4 months ago
7/14/13 8:18AM Ran a new route today by myself. It was waaaay sunny out! I always love passing other runners, and doing that smile/nod/wave thing…as we both have our ear buds in. Oh, and I ran with my pedometer this time: 4,647 steps. I’m happy that my legs haven’t been hurting, but my left ankle is acting up for some reason. I am currently wearing a brace. Hopefully it goes away soon.
Overall Pace: 12:47 min/mile
Overall Distance: 1.49 miles
Fastest Interval: 08:41 min/mile
Longest Interval: 0.17 miles
Including Warm Up/Cool Down:
Overall Pace: 14:18 min/mile
Overall Distance: 2.03 miles
Calories: 216 4 months ago
I like running in the morning, but it seriously does not wake me up or KEEP me awake for the remainder of the day; I want to nap afterwards.
Overall Pace: 12;56 min/mile
Overall Distance: 1.47 miles
Fastest Interval: 08.12 min/mile
Longest Interval: 0.18 miles
Including Warm Up/Cool Down:
Overall Pace: 14:03 min/mile
Overall Distance: 2.06 miles
Calories: 217 4 months ago
7/10/13 10:13PM. I ran this day by myself up and down my block (gradual hill) after my son was sleeping. I finally put my music in my ears and it was awesome to run with tunage. :)
Overall Pace: 13:29 min/mile
Overall Distance: 1.37 miles
Fastest Interval: 09.44 min/mile
Longest Interval: 0.10 miles
Including Warm Up/Cool Down:
Overall Pace: 14:32 min/mile
Overall Distance: 1.96 miles
Calories: 211 4 months ago
I think I am finally (after living here half my life) feeling the was of the high altitude (Mile High Denver). I have never felt any difference in all my year here, but I guess I have never been running here, either. It’s not that I am terribly out of breath or anything, it just seems like I put more effort into running here, than I did back in Minnesota; I feel like I’m getting nowhere fast. I’m still loving it, though.
Week 1, Day 2: 7/5/13
I ran his one on my own, because I got tired of waiting for my friend to tag along with me. I ran first thing in the morning. Felt great! I like this application, because it keeps track of everything, but I did just realize it’s only free for the first two weeks; paid after two weeks. Very sad, but oh well.
Overall Pace: 12.47 min/mile
Overall Distance: 1.45 miles
Fastest Interval: 08.56 min/mile
Longest Interval: 0.11 miles
Including Warm Up/Cool Down:
Overall Pace: 14.59 min/mile
Overall Distance: 1.90 miles
Second Week 1, Day 2: 7/9/13
I ran a second time for this day to help my friend catch up. like running with her and chatting along the way. I don’t go as fast or push myself when I run with her, but I like having a partner
Overall Pace: 15;58 min/mile
Overall Distance: 1.16 miles
Fastest Interval: 10;11 min/mile
Longest Interval: 0.10 mils
Including Warm Up/Cool Down:
Overall Pace: 17.42 min/mile
Overall Distance: 1.61 miles
Calories: 201 4 months ago
Met a really nice woman and her son. Afterward, we got to talking and discovered we were in another group together too.
At first I felt energized and chatty. Toward the end I was feeling a bit nauseous during the last 2 times that we ran and I lost all desire to chit-chat. Doing it again Tuesday night. 4 months ago
Most are much more fit than I am. Trying to not dwell on that. 4 months ago
We’ll be training 3 times a week. There will be a 5k in 12 weeks from now. Exciting! 4 months ago
I managed to do the two eight-minute jogs without too much difficulty. I covered 2.08 miles in 31 minutes. I’m pretty happy with that pace of around 15 minutes per mile, all things considered: First, I ran across a dirt field for about 3/4 of a mile so the ground was uneven, and second, it was already 75 degrees out when I ran at 8 am.
Just a couple more days of extreme heat, hopefully, the next run the temperature will be cooler! 5 months ago