Post # 1
Haha feeling pretty good right now… After my earlier post today and my epic failure at the first work out in the couch-to-5K program, I decided to try it again today….
And it was great!! I made sure not to forget my Ipod, and mad a song list that would time my running intervals (well close enough for me). I did a 6 min warm up “power” walk, and then alternated jogging and walking after that. I didn’t exactly time these intervals, I picked a point in my vision to jog to that was on the high end of what I thought I could handle. A couple times I stopped a little short, and a couple times I went a little longer.
I am really proud of myself right now cause I made it through!! I feel energized (might just have to clean house) and also a lot more positive than I have been. Plus I nomitated a couple really good cheerleaders who will help me keep up, and am looking for a local partner!
Post # 4
Great job! Having taken up running for the first time at age 28, I always want to share what I learned with new runners, because I almost quit back then. I started out barely being able to run a couple of blocks, and thinking I was going to die. A friend of mine who was a track runner in college told me to slow down and walk when it hurt too bad. He said, it’s the distance, not the speed – just go your own pace, no matter how slow, and just keep gradually adding distance. It worked! I slowed down, stopped bringing myself to the point of what felt like near cardiac arrest, and before I knew it I could run a mile, then two, three, and more. Keep it up!!
Post # 5
@fleur99: Thank you so much for sharing! I will most definately keep that in mind 😉
Post # 6
Awesome work! I’m glad you decided to try it again. I hate running…mostly because I have mild asthma and it acts up when I start running! I know that if I just slowly work up my endurance, it will get better and it will get easier and I will be able to run (and probably enjoy it!). Thanks for a little push to get me to start running again 🙂
Post # 7
@dance: I have asthma too. Really makes me wary about trying the C25k.
Post # 8
I don’t have asthma, but I am a smoker, so I feel the pain, but its my fault!! Maybe this will help me quit…
Post # 9
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: Yeah, it makes me wary too. Plus, with winter coming my way, I probably won’t try C25k this year. I just try to do run/walk intervals on the treadmill to start building up an endurance, and I find it helps a lot when you have the walk breaks. I usually do 1 min of running and then a minute walk. If I keep that pace, my asthma doesn’t usually act up, but I get a good workout!
@Miss Mitzie: Aww…yeah. I hope this is what you need to quit smoking! Every step counts when you try to get healthier, and things don’t happen at once! That is what I’ve learned (As frustrating as it is!) – you’ve just gotta keep at it!