Friday, January 29, 2010


I got my C25K run in early in the day and boy am I glad I got to it when I did!! This evening I was so sick there is no way I would have been able to get on the treadmill. My head is pounding, my throat is sore, my back hurts, and I have cramps. I took some ibuprofen and that is helping some. I still had to go to work tonight too. So I'm sitting here typing and still feeling just miserable...but I got my run in for the day! Just in the nick of time!! Now tomorrow I can rest and hopefully I'll feel better enough by Saturday to get the last of run of week 2 in and be ready for week 3.

The C25K is going great for me. The runs are still challenging, but do-able. This is making me very happy. I can really use the confidence that I'm getting from the progress I'm making. This time around though...I'm not going nearly as fast. I'm so overweight now and so outta practice that I've been alternating between 3.3MPH for walking and 4.3 - 4.5MPH for running. Last year when I started the C25k I was bound-determined that the ONLY ACCEPTABLE speed was 4MPH for walking and 6MPH for running. That led me down a dangerous path of self hatred and defeat. It really doesn't matter how fast I go since the event that I'm ultimately training for is a half marathon. My focus this time is on distance NOT SPEED. Speed will come with time and increased physical fitness.

W2D2's run went like this...

Start Time: 1:03 PM
End Time: 1:23 PM
Time Taken: 20:00
Pace: 14:42

Average Speed: 4.08 MPH
Distance: 1.36 Miles

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