Tuesday, April 29, 2008

another gentle stroll...

Well doing the Detox is making me feel pretty crappy. I'm crashing hard off something, probably my diet coke habit. Not sure if it's caffeine or asparatame but what ever it is it's kicking my butt. I've been having headaches and I'm VERY fatigued, I've been sleeping SO MUCH lately. I'll get up for a few hours and then go right back to sleep it's weird. But I did manage to get a stroll in for about 40 minutes... a little under 2 miles, so that's something.

Monday's slow start

I started a detox program today and since I'll be dramatically reducing my calorie intake for the first 2 days, I'm gonna cut back on my running as well. Today we just went for a walk...just about 2 miles. It was a really casual paced walk nothing fancy.

Friday, April 25, 2008

I was suposed to have a day off...

But I decided to run again today, just a quicky and not really part of the C25K. Today I just wanted to see if I could run at 5.1MPH straight for 15 minutes. So today's shorty run went like this.

First a brisk 5 minute warm up walk at 3.5 MPH for .3 miles

Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 11:15 PM
Time Taken: 15:00
Pace: 11:31
Average Speed: 5.2 MPH
Distance: 1.3 Miles

And Finishing with a Brisk cool down walk at 3.5 MPH for .3 miles

Not too shabby...not as great as I'd hoped though. I really didn't think I'd be as whipped as I was. Oh well, at least I did it.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

another day

Today was Week 5 day 2 of the C25k, I wanted to run it again, I felt like when I did it yesterday it really sucked, it was not one of my better runs. Maybe I was tired...I don't know but I just did it over to see how I'd do. This time I made sure to stretch out real good before and after the run to hopfully avoid being real sore... I've never been real big into stretching... If I'm gonna run I just wanna run. But your legs really appreciate a stretch and a warm up! Today's run went like this.

Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 4:26 PM
Time Taken: 26:30
Pace: 13:00
Average Speed: 4.62 MPH
Distance: 2 Miles

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

First Blogged Run

I'm doing the Couch to 5K training program found at CoolRunning.com. I'm currently in week 5 which goes like this:

Day 1
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then: Jog 1/2 mile, Walk 1/4 mile, Jog 1/2 mile, Walk 1/4 mile, Jog 1/2 mile.
Day 2
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then: Jog 3/4 mile, Walk 1/2 mile, Jog 3/4 mile
Day 3
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog two miles with no walking.

I actually did Day 2 Tuesday... which went something like this.

Start Time: 11:50 AM
End Time: 12:17 PM
Time Taken: 27:30
Pace: 13:45
Average Speed: 4.36 MPH
Distance: 2 Miles