Friday, February 26, 2010

Week 3 Day 3 - Finally, the curse has been broken

Sheeeewwwww.....There it's done. I have completed week 3.
I took a long time to get through it I know. I just couldn't work overtime and run at the same time so I had to back off the running until I got back to my normal schedule. I was a little scared to go ahead and do day 3 after my extended break from running but I was able to pull through alright.


I'm back....I just tried to calibrate my Nike+ did the walk portion just fine.
3.1MPH for 1 mile no problem. On to the run, I can't run 1 mile straight way. So, I set it for 0.25 and ran that at 4.3MPH. After I was done I clicked said it was to short to calibrate.....WTF??? Are you kidding me. I just barely got that out too. UGH, it's default is a 12 minute mile....I'm doing about a 14 minute mile....If I could do a mile. So all my runs are going to be off until either I can speed up....or I can build up enough stamina to go 0.50 miles straight...then I'll try it again.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Week 3 day 2 - No Time for anything...

so much overtime....
I haven't had time to squeeze in my run for week 3 day 3 I'm behind. I'm hoping to get a run in on Monday. I did however get my run in on Thursday 2/18/10, that was week 3 day 2 and it went pretty well. I still haven't gotten the hang of using my C25k app and my Nike+ together...although, I think I know what I need to do Techno they make things so complex.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Talk about a pain in the neck...

I finished week 3 but I didn't make it to week 4. I injured my shoulder and took last week off. I woke up last Tuesday morning in such misery. Only to find out that I had pulled a muscle in my shoulder. The one that runs from the back of your neck out the the top of the shoulder. It must have been a combination of the cleaning I did (rearranging furniture and such) and just sleeping wrong. Whatever it hurt!!! So I spent the week taking muscle relaxers and sleeping...alot....lots of sleep...HARD Today, my shoulder is still a bit tender but I still plan on running, and since I've missed a week I plan to do week 3 over again.


My Do-Over Week 3 day 1 run went like this...

Start Time: 7:51 PM
End Time: 8:20PM
Time Taken: 28:24
Pace: 16:32

Average Speed: 3.63 MPH
Distance: 1.71 Miles

Sunday, February 7, 2010

W3D3 and a new toy!

Today's run was all messed up...but A W E S O M E.
Hubby got me an iPod touch and the C25K app to put on it. How sweet is he?

Then my challenge was to figure out how to run the Nike+ and the C25K app and have music all at the same time. It was a little confusing at first but eventually I got it going. Then I was walking, what I didn't know was it included a 5 minute stretch time before the 5 minute warm-up walk so I walked for 5 minutes and then it said beginning I actually walked for 10 minutes to warm I gotta say though, man I don't know how I ever did the C25K without this app. all that adding 90secs and 3 minutes. Now all I do is listen and it tells me, "run now" ... "walk now". It's SOooooooo way better!!!! and my oldest son gets my old Ipod nano so he's happy

Awesome app. Awesome ipod, Awesome

My goofy W3D3 run went like this...

Start Time: 7:27 PM
End Time: 8:00PM
Time Taken: 28:00
Pace: 14:37

Average Speed: 4.10 MPH
Distance: 1.92 Miles

Thursday, February 4, 2010

W3D2 it's starting to catch up with me

Today's run was a bit more difficult, the first 3 minute run went ok, but then the second 3 minute interval was killer. I was feeling the burn in my calf muscles and watching the time...crap...only a minute in...look's been a little while now...look back... crap only 30 seconds??? I made it and I got yet another day in hurray! I'm thinking I might have to re-calibrate my Nike+ the walking is spot on, it totally matches the treadmill and the numbers make sense but, when I start running it makes me look just a little too awesome. Like today it said that at one point I was running a 10:22 pace which isn't possible when I have the treadmill set for 4.3MPH anywho...I'm thinking re-calibrate. Not sure when though.

W3D2's run went like this...

Start Time: 4:10 PM
End Time: 4:33 PM
Time Taken: 23:00
Pace: 14:22

Average Speed: 4.12 MPH
Distance: 1.59 Miles

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Week 3

I'm running strong into week 3. I was a little nervous about the running 3 minutes straight. Week 3 has defeated me before. Today was awesome. I made it through the 3 minutes eachtime, I kept my breathing under control and my legs were only a little fatigued throughout the workout. I'm looking forward to W3d2 on Thursday.

W3D1's run went like this...

Start Time: 1:13 PM
End Time: 1:36 PM
Time Taken: 23:00
Pace: 14:22

Average Speed: 4.17 MPH
Distance: 1.60 Miles

Monday, February 1, 2010

W2D3 - Better late than never

Well it took me till Monday to feel good enough to run again. But, I'm getting better now and I finished up week 2...even if I had to smoosh it into the beginning of week 3 Week 3 I plan to run on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. That'll be 4 runs in this week instead of 3. That's ok though, I'm feeling good and none of my muscles are sore, so there's no worry about injury at this point.

W2D3's run went like this...

Start Time: 6:40 PM
End Time: 7:10 PM
Time Taken: 20:00
Pace: 14:55

Average Speed: 4.02 MPH
Distance: 1.36 Miles