I guess I run now

or I’m trying to anyway.


Guess who just did two 16.5 minute miles…

This girl <thumbs pointing, big smile>.

New day, new deal.

I’ve used the C25K podcasts in the past, complained about the music, etc., so this time I thought I’d try something different and I got a Couch 2 5K app, and I’m on week 1, day 2 now.

It’s a good program, eases you into being a runner by keeping the challenges challenging, but doable. My first time through, I did 4-5 runs for each 3-run week, so it took a lot longer to make progress, but that was what I needed, slow and steady progress. What I wanted was a program I could have some control over so that I wasn’t pushed too fast, only to get disappointed. The C25K program pushes, but you can pace yourself, spend more time re-doing runs in a particular week, and set your own running pace.

When I first did the C25K program years ago, a “run” was 3.4-3.6 on the treadmill, a “walk” was 2.8-3.0. Now I’m fatter, but have more stamina from all the yoga and walking, so a walk is 3.2-3.5, and a run is 4.5 (with the occasional 5.0 thrown in for good measure). I’ve got short legs, so the most I ever expect to run is 5.0 with the occasional 5.5 thrown in. I’ll never win a race, but I will finish a 5K this year.

No yoga today, although I may pop in a pilates tape before hubby and I drive down to Ohio to have dinner with friends…skinny friends…damn them.

Happy Superbowl everyone!

Filed under : General
By bigprof
On February 3, 2013
At 10:42 am
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