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  • 15:55 Just completed Week 6 - Day 3 of #C25K Ran 2.46mi in 25min. 10:11/mi pace. Http://tinyurl.com/36cscs7 #
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May. 2nd, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC)
That's great! You're pretty close to 5k.

How did you feel during the run?
May. 2nd, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks. ^_^ On and off "I'm not gonna make it," and "I can make it!" ;D I wasn't hurting or struggling for breath or anything like that. Like I put in the workout notes, minutes 12-20 were the hardest, but I got many second winds. I was actually surprised when I finished and I thought I could have gone farther. Now that is a good feeling. ^_^

I am getting to the point where I don't want to take rest days except for weather, but I'm holding myself back since the program says to. It's so nice out today, tho! I might go for a walk, at least to get the distance in. I've been listening to some running podcasts the last couple weeks, and it seems to be agreed that if you can't run, walk.

Another thing in the podcasts is that so many people mentioned their Garmins that I had to look into it, and I found the 301 on Amazon.com for only $105. Something happened with the first try using it where it didn't track my distance or pace, but it's worked fine since. I think I just didn't let it acquire GPS signals before I set off. It's really quite nice, now that I've gotten used to it.

Originally my goal was to do the 5k without walking, and then it was to beat 30 minutes, but my pace won't be there for the race on the 15th, so it's back to finishing it all in one. I think I might be able to beat 32 minutes. Maybe by the end of June I will be up to doing sub-30.

Have you been running?
May. 2nd, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
My friend has the 201 (same as 301, but without the wireless). It takes a bit to pick up a signal. You could check to see if there are any software updates. I love my 305. Do you use the HBM? I always use mine, but I feel like a cyborg.

I'm gonna sound like a knowitall, but take all opinions with a grain of salt. Rest is very important. That's when your muscles actually develop, and your joints get a break. Walking today sounds like a great idea. I'm a creature of habit, so if I do something one day, I want to repeat it the next. Otherwise I lose interest quickly. When you walk, you're still promoting the habit.

Since my half marathon last fall, I've run at least once every couple weeks. I'm more earnest, now. I've put on a few lbs over the winter so if I don't take it easy, I know I'll hurt my feet or get shin splints. I don't get winded by the end -- just tired. My body wants to stop. I ran 5mi yesterday, and I've been sweating like a pig ever since. Gross!

You'll find with a race, that your mileage will naturally go up. You'll probably speed up 30s to a minute per mile. I like to start slow and then speed up. Then I bide my time passing people >:)
May. 3rd, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
Dude, the next person to ask if I've checked for software updates is getting stabbed in the damn eye. j/k, but yeah, I did that before I went out, and after I had the problem, and again after the CS email came to me with that suggestion. :P

I have been using the HBM. It's kind of nice to be able to track that sort of thing. It'll be good to know what my rest and max rates is and hopefully to watch them lower as I get in better shape. I just had to adjust the strap so it doesn't constrict so much. I think that was part of the problem that first day. It was too tight, and I wasn't able to breathe well.

I think the sunlight's doing me as much good as the exercise, honestly. It's nice to just get outside sometimes.

After finishing a run, it takes about 30 minutes for my body to stop sweating, so I usually just strip down and put my stuff in the computer while I wait. If I shower right away, I just end up continuing to sweat after it, which defeats the purpose.

I am glad to see you're still running, though. A half mary! Nice. Are you thinking of running any races this year?

Eventually, I will probably try to figure out pace strategies, but for now, I'm just trying to be steady and put in the minutes and miles. I'll be in it for the T-shirts for now. It is an exciting prospect to think of setting and beating goals, though.
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