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Old 10-16-2011, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default The body's ability to change rapidly!

We had cold, windy and rainy weather today, so I was relegated to the basement and onto the treadmill for my run today. I haven't been on the treadmill in months because I have been running outside. I got to thinking about when I was first running on the treadmill and looked back and found this post that I made in January of this year...

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For the last 3 weeks I have been walking/running at intervals 4 days per week. Basically I walk for 5 minutes (at 3 MPH) and then run for 2 minutes (at 4.5 MPH) and do 4 sets. (Then for 12 minutes at the end, I continue to walk at 3.0 at varying inclines up to 9).

The first 2 minute run, I feel okay but start looking at the timer about about 1 minute in. At the second 2 minute run, I feel like it really sucks at about 45 seconds in. By the 3rd 2 minute run, I think I'm going to die by the time 2 minutes is up. The last one I am just counting the seconds and demanding to myself that I finish.

So to move on to anything more then 2 minutes at a time is completely daunting. I have done this for 3 weeks and expected that it would get easier but it hasn't. Do you think I am doing something wrong or do I just need to be patient?
I got a lot of good advice at that time. I was laughing at myself today, because I ran 3.25 miles in 36:30, running at anywhere from 5.3 - 6.0 MPH. I am still not a speed demon by any means, but it is somewhat amazing to me how much better my body has gotten in less then a year.

So if anyone here is still reading who has been struggling with running or any other exercise, take heart! Your body can and will adapt and change for the better!!

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Old 10-16-2011, 06:09 PM   #2
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Awesome to look back and see how far you've come! And great encouragement for others too!
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:38 AM   #3
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That is great isn't it? It would be nice if we could all remember to record and then look back on it...
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:39 PM   #4
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Great encouragement. I have added a new challenge to my exercise schedule. This morning I thought "will my body ever get use to this?" Thanks for the encouragement, I guess I'll try again tomorrow.

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Old 10-17-2011, 08:05 PM   #6
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