I finished Week 4 Days 1 and 2 today back to back!! I was able to go 5.11 miles in an hour and 5 minutes!! I did not run it all non-stop, I followed the prompts on the app about half of the times the walking came up. My pace was slower over the second half hour, but I finished – and that is the furthest distance I have ever completed in one shot walking or running, and the fastest! [Read more…]
Archives for August 2012
10K? Hot Wife? Kids Leaving and Vacations – Changes Everywhere!
I have had such a great running week that I honestly am considering signing up for the Iron Girl 10K in September. It is two laps around Green Lake, which I cannot even imagine being able to do right now, but a month from now … maybe … I am thinking seriously about it! [Read more…]
Week 3 Days 1, 2 & 3 of C25K with major milestones (figuratively and literally!)
August 7, 2012: It is not quite as hot, but still hot enough that running outside is exhausting so I got up really early to do this one. I actually did an experiment and just blew through most of the walk prompts to see if I could do it – and I pretty much did – yay! I slowed to a “wog” a few times but never actually walked 🙂 I started using another app called Jog Log with my iPhone because it tracks more stats. I don’t understand why the two apps have different results when I am using them both on the same phone … [Read more…]
I made a new running playlist
I have been playing around with iTunes trying to find the songs that will keep me happy, on pace, and motivated while I run. Some songs I have used I thought would work, but then when I am actually out running I want to skip over them. Music is very personal to me with a lot of connections to the past with memories and feelings. I am really picky about the lyrics, but not as much as the memories and feelings that come alive inside me when I hear certain songs. [Read more…]
Week 2 Day 3 of C25K and My First 5K Race!
I took a few days off because of the heat and I think my body also needed a break. This is going so well that I actually announced publicly on Facebook that I signed up for a 5K on August 26!! I have been thinking about trying to motivate myself more and having a solid public deadline to prepare for will help me stay focused. I signed up for the Alki Beach 5K and in honor of my mother-in-law Barbara because the race raises money for breast cancer research. [Read more…]
Week 2 Days 1 and 2 of Couch to 5K
July 31, 2012: After a day of rest, due to being QUITE sore, I went out again for Week 2 Day 1 of Couch to 5K.
This workout is 31 minutes, with a 5 minute warm up walk, then alternate 1.5 minutes of jogging and 2 minutes of walking for 21 minutes, then walk for 5 minutes for cool down. [Read more…]