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post #141 of 687
CONGRATS BEC!!!

Going to start increasing your speed now before you start the 1 hr program?

I just started Wk8 today. I had taken a wk off due to things. The run did not seem that bad but I was on my usual treadmill. I did 27 mins at 4.7 mph and the last min at 7.5 mph. Have to be up EARLY to get a treadmill Monday or the elderly will get them all.
post #142 of 687
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Awesome! Yeah, I do plan on trying to increase my speed a bit. Although, I did yesterday really strongly. I want my body to get used to running 3 miles, and build my strength on that, get some miles under me, some more experience, etc. I would love to be able to do the 5k in 30 minutes, but I'll take what I can get!
post #143 of 687
Welcome hannybanany! You'll do wonderful. Bec, congratulations!

I did week 6, run 2 today. I really want to go outside as I'm getting quite bored running laps at the gym. I may try the local highschool track as I am paranoid about running on sidewalks and messing up my knee.
post #144 of 687
Thanks Bec for the advice!!! I REALLY want to move this outside!!

SO!!! I did it!! Yesterday I did 3.15 miles in 37 minutes. I ran 2 full miles non-stop at 5.1 and then did my walk/sprint for the last mile. I feel SOOOOOOO good and ready to keep going and really be sble to say- yea, I run!!!!!!

Keep it up mamas!!!! I am proof this can be done- I was unable to do 5 min nonstop when this began and yesterday it was 24 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #145 of 687
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Keep it up mamas!!!! I am proof this can be done- I was unable to do 5 min nonstop when this began and yesterday it was 24 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good job L2Y!!

Welcome HB!
post #146 of 687
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Welcome, Hanny Banany!!!

Great work, love2all!!! It is amazing how it works, isn't it? I'm still in shock about it. In the beginning, 3 minutes was tough. 5 was beyond considering. Now, I'm running for 35 minutes straight, and am entering races!
post #147 of 687
I finished week 2 today. Starting on week 3 this week!
post #148 of 687
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Maria, now I'm having the opposite problem! I had to run on the treadmill this morning, because dh was holding the baby while he worked from home, but could have been interrupted at any moment, so I needed to be able to be close. Anyway, I could only get in about 20 minutes and a little over a mile and a half. Mostly because I was so bored. I wasn't able to get into the zone.
post #149 of 687
Hello everyone! I am joining you all. I did week 1 workout 1 tonight and I feel great! I really did not think I could jog for 60 sec. at a time but I did it!
post #150 of 687
I woke up SORE this morning! It is a good sore though, ykwim?

I walked a mile this morning and am looking forward to tomorrow's workout.
post #151 of 687
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Welcome Aurora! And congrats on making it through the first run!!
post #152 of 687
This was my third day, second in a row, of doing 2 miles non-stop and then walking/sprinting the last mile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am tooooooo proud, now I really want to start losing weight- I am happy with the tone-ups BUT I want to look HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #153 of 687
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Welcome Aurora! And congrats on making it through the first run!!
Thanks!

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This was my third day, second in a row, of doing 2 miles non-stop and then walking/sprinting the last mile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am tooooooo proud, now I really want to start losing weight- I am happy with the tone-ups BUT I want to look HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow! 2 miles seems impossible for me.


I did wk1 workout 2 today. It was harder than workout 1 for me because 1) I was sore and 2) I jogged a bit faster this time, but I made it through!
post #154 of 687
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Way to go Aurora and Maria!

Aurora, my experience was to take it slow, when struggling. It's easier to build up speed after you have your feet under you and a little momentum. I worked my way up slowly while on the treadmill, and then when I went outside. If you start out too fast, you will poop out much more quickly. It took me a little bit to find my momentum.

Something to keep in mind, is that, really, it is two different training plans in one set of instructions. One, goes for distance, and the other goes for time. So, a lot of people do it for distance, and are running the 3.1 miles in well over 30 minutes. The ultimate goal is not to run a 10 minute mile in 9 weeks. More important is to get running the mileage and the time. If you hit the 30 minute mark, and still feel like you have some left in you, you can go for mileage, then.
post #155 of 687
Thanks bec. I appreciate your advice. I just feel so slow and pathetic. My three year old would have no trouble keeping up with me.
post #156 of 687
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Think of it this way. Your three year old has twice as much energy as you do, and only 30-40 pounds of body to run with it. Don't compare yourself to anyone else.
post #157 of 687
Thanks for the welcome!

Bec - I'm totally loving mapmyrun.com! Thanks for the link Congrats on finishing the program - what an inspiration!

SunCB, OhMel, love2all - ya'll are a huge inspiration, too! You're all doing awesome!

Welcome, Aurora! You're going to do great! I was SOOO sore after my first day, too. Heehee, I'm also the turtle in the race We'll get faster with time...

I did W2 D2 tonight, and I'm starting to feel like I can actually do this I do better if I'm not actually thinking about running, kwim? I need an ipod, or something to distract me.
post #158 of 687
Have not been here much since I have been sick but tomorrow I start wk 9!!! Some how I managed to do Wk 8 while sick. Yesterday was pretty tough though for me.

WELCOME ALL NEWCOMERS!!!

As bec has said before believe in the program. It works!! Keep up the great work.
post #159 of 687
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Woohoo, Sun CB!!!
post #160 of 687
I agree with Bec- take it slow. No need to push things in the early stages- I mean this is pretty new for your muscles and joints, right. Later when your body is 'used' to this type of daily 'beating' then there will be plenty of time to step it up.

KEEP UP THE WORK MAMAS!!!!!!!!!!! ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE..........

much peace all-
maria
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