Mini-Goals - I ran a mile!!

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07-03-2007, 12:49 PM
I have been doing Cool Runnings, losely. Today I was on the treadmill instead of the road. I was supposed to do five minutes in a row, which I have not been able to conquer on the street. At five minutes, I was not sucking wind, so I decided to go to 8 minutes. Then I decided 10; at 10, I saw how close I was to one mile, so I pushed on. It took me 11:06, but who cares???! I am thrilled.

traci in training
07-03-2007, 01:41 PM
I am so jealous!!! I'm still at one minute at a time. A mile without stopping is my goal. Great job!

What is cool runnings?

07-03-2007, 02:54 PM
Congrats! I'm thrilled for you. It's a wonderful thing to do something you weren't able to a month ago. Keep going and you'll get that entire 5k (and more) down. Yay You!

07-03-2007, 05:05 PM
That is fabulous! That mile can be a real mental hurdle, but you did it!

And no need to even begin to apologize about time. You are a runner!

07-03-2007, 06:59 PM
Oh! Congratulations! I remember well how THRILLING it was to get that first mile under my belt...great job!

07-04-2007, 10:29 PM
It felt so good, I did it again! I ran for 12 minutes today, a smidge over a mile. I figure that I can add 30 seconds each time I run, and soon, I will be there.

I cannot get over how different the treadmill and the road are. The road is brutal.

here is the link for Cool Running: From couch potato to 5K

07-04-2007, 11:08 PM
You totally rock.. that is great :)