C25K Week 3 Day 2

It’s a great day for running! I admit, some days it’s difficult to get excited about actually going to the gym, but once I’m there and moving, I’m always glad I went. I didn’t have too much trouble getting there this afternoon, but hey, I can always find something else to do if I really want to. I’m glad my wife is eager to go, too, so she can get some exercise in during these last few weeks of pregnancy…it’s a great motivation for me.Continuing on with the C25K program, here’s how it all broke down today:0.00-5.00 – 3.5 mph5.00-6.30 – 6.6 mph6.30-8.00 – 4.0 mph8.00-11.00 – 6.6 mph11.00-14.00 – 4.0 mph14.00-15.30 – 6.6 mph15.30-17.00 – 4.0 mph17.00-20.00 – 6.6 mph20.00-23.00 – 4.0 mph23.00-28.00 – 3.5 mphI squeaked out 2.17 miles for a 12:54 pace. Friday will likely see a bit of a break in the pattern from the last … Keep reading!

C25K Week 3 Day 1

Back on track today with a nice afternoon run! It rained during the night and it’s quite warm and humid now, especially for late October, and I wonder how much that affected the temps at the gym. I was feeling quite warm throughout my run, and now feel very sticky. A shower is going to be a big blessing.Today’s stats:0.00-5.00 – 3.5 mph5.00-6.30 – 6.5 mph6.30-8.00 – 4.0 mph8.00-11.00 – 6.5 mph11.00-14.00 – 4.0 mph14.00-15.30 – 6.5 mph15.30-17.00 – 4.0 mph17.00-20.00 – 6.5 mph20.00-23.00 – 4.0 mph23.00-28.00 – 3.5 mphTotal distance, 2.15 miles, which is a 13:01 pace. I was sure I’d have a little faster pace than that, but I obviously miscalculated. Oh well, Wednesday I’ll break 13 minutes as I will be increasing the speed a little bit.Be sure to make time for your own activity today! … Keep reading!

C25K Week 2 Day 3

I’m on my way back to being on track with my MWF runs. It’s a good feeling. I feel great after getting my run in this afternoon. I’m tired, but it’s a good tired. Now I just have to stay awake through my shift at work tonight. Stats for today: 0.00-5.00 – 3.5 5.00-6.30 – 6.7 6.30-8.30 – 4.0 8.30-10.00 – 6.7 10.00-12.00 – 4.0 12.00-13.30 – 6.7 13.30-15.30 – 4.0 15.30-17.00 – 6.7 17.00-19.00 – 4.0 19.00-20.30 – 6.7 20.30-22.30 – 4.0 22.30-24.00 – 8.0 24.00-26.00 – 4.0 26.00-31.00 – 3.5I managed 2.42 miles today for a 12:48 pace. Definitely fun to see the speed increasing and the pace per mile decreasing. I hope you can make time today to do a little something, too. … Keep reading!

C25K Week 2 Day 2

A great day at the gym this morning! I’m so glad I have a place to run indoors because it was cold and rainy. I think there are actually about six days a year I find to be ideal for running outside, and I always seem to be working.It’s been fun seeing the change in distance compared to my first go-through of this program earlier in the year. I’m curious to see how things will go next week with increased speeds as I start getting longer running segments.Breakdown for today: 0.00-5.00 – 3.5 5.00-6.30 – 6.6 6.30-8.30 – 4.0 8.30-10.00 – 6.6 10.00-12.00 – 4.0 12.00-13.30 – 6.6 13.30-15.30 – 4.0 15.30-17.00 – 6.6 17.00-19.00 – 4.0 19.00-20.30 – 6.6 20.30-22.30 – 4.0 22.30-24.00 – 6.6 24.00-26.00 – 4.0 26.00-31.00 – 3.5Total distance, 2.37 miles, for a 13:04 pace. It’s getting down there!I hope you can make time today for … Keep reading!

C25K Week 2 Day 1

I worked the overnight shift Saturday and Sunday nights, and by the time I got home at 8 AM on Monday, I was ready for bed. My plan had been to get up around 1:30 and head to the gym, but when I woke up my left leg was really bothering me so I figured it wouldn’t do me much good to stress it out. Today, though, I felt great and my run went very well. I can tell a significant difference between my running shoes and my regular shoes, and it has me thinking that I might need to look at getting some different shoes for everyday use (my regular shoes feel incredibly hard to my feet). Unfortunately, money is a bit tight, so I’ll have to wait a while before I make any more shoe purchases, especially since I’m not expecting a $20 pair to do the trick. … Keep reading!

C25K Week 1 Day 3

It’s a great day for running!I enjoyed my time at the gym this afternoon. It’s hard to believe it’s already the end of the week. Two days off now and then back to it on Monday.Breakdown today: 0.00-5.00 – 3.5 mph5.00-6.00 – 6.7 mph6.00-7.30 – 4.0 mph7.30-8.30 – 6.7 mph8.30-10.00 – 4.0 mph10.00-11.00 – 6.7 mph11.00-12.30 – 4.0 mph12.30-13.30 – 6.7 mph13.30-15.00 – 4.0 mph15.00-16.00 – 6.7 mph16.00-17.30 – 4.0 mph17.30-18.30 – 6.7 mph18.30-20.00 – 4.0 mph20.00-21.00 – 6.7 mph21.00-22.30 – 4.0 mph22.30-23.30 – 8.0 mph23.30-25.00 – 4.0 mph25.00-30.00 – 3.5 mphThe sprint at the end was a lot of fun, and I handled it much better than I thought I might. Total distance today, 2.29 miles. Average pace, 13:06.Hope you can get out and enjoy some exercise, too! … Keep reading!

C25K Week 1 Day 2

Happy Wednesday! It’s a magnificent day out there, and whether you’re exercising indoors or out, I hope you’re enjoying the weather. Fall is definitely here with the leaves turning brilliant colors and the air taking on a crisp chill.Back to the gym today for another run. It was easier than Monday’s run, and I’m feeling fantastic. I didn’t make significant increases in either my speed or distance compared to Monday, but it’s all baby steps. In a few more weeks, I’ll practically be flying.Workout breakdown for today: 0.00-5.00 – 3.5 mph5.00-6.00 – 6.6 mph6.00-7.30 – 4.0 mph7.30-8.30 – 6.6 mph8.30-10.00 – 4.0 mph10.00-11.00 – 6.6 mph11.00-12.30 – 4.0 mph12.30-13.30 – 6.6 mph13.30-15.00 – 4.0 mph15.00-16.00 – 6.6 mph16.00-17.30 – 4.0 mph17.30-18.30 – 6.6 mph18.30-20.00 – 4.0 mph20.00-21.00 – 6.6 mph21.00-22.30 – 4.0 mph22.30-23.30 – 6.6 mph23.30-25.00 – 4.0 mph25.00-30.00 – 3.5 mphTotal distance, 2.26 miles. This comes out to a … Keep reading!

C25K Week 1 Day 1

Well, as I said last time, I decided to start the C25K program over again. I know I’ve lost something in the running department and I’m looking forward to gaining it back. For the first few weeks, at least, I’m going to try and push the speed a bit so I can hopefully increase my pace in the last few weeks. I’ll probably be fluctuating as I try to figure out just where my body is right now.I feel great after my first workout this week, though, which is exciting. My new running shoes felt amazing the entire time. I’ll give them another couple of workouts to be sure, but I’m thinking these are a great fit for me.So, here’s how it all broke down today:0.00-5.00 – 3.5 mph5.00-6.00 – 6.5 mph6.00-7.30 – 4.0 mph7.30-8.30 – 6.5 mph8.30-10.00 – 4.0 mph10.00-11.00 – 6.5 mph11.00-12.30 – 4.0 mph12.30-13.30 – 6.5 mph13.30-15.00 … Keep reading!