Thursday, January 21, 2010

C25K: Week Two Recap

Life with Bubba, Chicky and Nika
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W2D1 ---> I increased my running speed to 5.0 today ... still running on the treadmill. Everything went really well ... except when I accidentally knocked the emergency stop thing during my last run ... oops.

W2D2 ---> Maintained my 5.0 running speed with cool down walks between 3.0 and 3.2. I feel like I could do my cool downs a little faster, but I don't want to overdo it and burn myself out ... so I've stuck with no higher than 3.2 for now.

W2D3 ---> I had to take a few days off ... courtesy of strep throat. It was good to get back on the treadmill though. Finding my calves tight about half way through my training today. I have not been stretching before my workout, but I think I need to start. I have been doing the 5 minute warm up walk and then moving right into my run.

Week One Mileage Log: 5.4 miles
Week Two Mileage Log: 5.4 miles

As manageable as it was for me to run these 90 second stints this week, I'm really not sure how I'm going to be able to run a 5K by mid March. Just thinking about next weeks 3 minute runs is enough to make me panic. Yikes!


  1. Just remember if one week it to hard for you to do that week twice. Its not a competition to see who can truly run a 5k first. When I did my first C25K I did not complete my training before my first 5k race. I can tell you by 2 3/4 miles of non-stop running I was struggling really bad, sick to my stomach, breathing got out of control, I thought I was going to get sick in front of everyone... I wasn't ready. I finished, but not the way I really wanted to. This time will be different :)

  2. OK, I'm not officially doing the couch to 5K, but I have to post my progress in just getting back to running. Ran/walked this morning-2 miles non-stop, then walked one, then ran one more. Woo-hoo! I feel better already...

    Do you wanna do a half marathon sometime? I did one a couple of years ago and it was amazing...I felt like I had conquered a really big fear-the fear of dying. LOL!!! Anyway, I really want to do another one and if there was a half marathon for a cause that I was passionate about, I would totally commit (I think). Hmmm...I wonder if there are any to benefit DS???

  3. Way to go!! I think just pulling the darn treadmill out is the hardest part! Have you tried running outside yet? runs Outside are SO much better for me b/c I don't just watch the time/miles counter on the treadmill and just wish for it to be over--I actually ENJOY running outside!