C25K Week 3 Day 3

Normally I wouldn’t do this, but today I went to the gym after only about 30 hours since my last session. I’ve been off my schedule lately, and wanted to get back into it. Hopefully, then, I will be there Monday, Wednesday, and Friday next week, which is the schedule I’d prefer to keep.I’m feeling pretty good right now, and I’m glad I went for that reason. I decided to add just a little bit of speed to my walking intervals and was able to break 2 miles in my 28 minutes.Here’s the breakdown: 0.00-5.00 – 3.5 mph5.00-6.30 – 6.0 mph6.30-8.00 – 3.7 mph8.00-11.00 – 6.0 mph11.00-14.00 – 3.7 mph14.00-15.30 – 6.0 mph15.30-17.00 – 3.7 mph17.00-18.00 – 6.0 mph18.00-19.00 – 6.5 mph19.00-20.00 – 7.0 mph20.00-23.00 – 3.7 mph23.00-28.00 – 3.0 mphSo the distance today was 2.01 miles, which comes out to a 13:55 mile. Woo-hoo!Next week the running times increase … Keep reading!

C25K Week 3 Day 2

It’s been a busy week, so my plan had been to go to the gym last night after work. However, I was tired enough that I decided to come home instead and went this afternoon. I have enough time to shower and eat lunch before going to work, so that’s good for me. My journey for today: 0.00-5.00 – 3.5 mph5.00-6.30 – 5.7 mph6.30-8.00 – 3.5 mph8.00-11.00 – 5.7 mph11.00-14.00 – 3.5 mph14.00-15.30 – 5.7 mph15.30-17.00 – 3.5 mph17.00-18.00 – 5.7 mph18.00-19.00 – 6.2 mph19.00-20.00 – 6.7 mph20.00-23.00 – 3.5 mph23.00-28.00 – 3.0 mphI hit 1.94 miles in my 28 minutes, which is a 14:25 mile.Are you moving today? … Keep reading!

C25K Week 3 Day 1

Oof, I could tell today that it’d been a few days since I’d hit the treadmill. It took until almost the end of my workout for my legs to get over their protesting at being worked again. I don’t anticipate much lasting soreness, though. And it was a great reminder that I’m getting something done that I’ve desperately needed to get done. Today was also a bit of a challenge with my first 3-minute running interval. Next week the training wheels are further removed as I will have 5-minute intervals.Here’s how it went today:0.00-5.00 – 3.5 mph5.00-6.30 – 5.5 mph6.30-8.00 – 3.5 mph8.00-11.00 – 5.5 mph11.00-14.00 – 3.5 mph14.00-15.30 – 5.5 mph15.30-17.00 – 3.5 mph17.00-18.00 – 5.5 mph18.00-19.00 – 6.0 mph19.00-20.00 – 6.5 mph20.00-23.00 – 3.5 mph23.00-28.00 – 3.0 mphI hit a total distance of 1.91 miles, which is a 14:39 mile. I’m looking forward to adding a little bit … Keep reading!

C25K Week 2 Day 3

Not only did I go to the gym after work tonight, I have a four-day weekend. How’s that for a great Thursday night/Friday morning?This weekend is Memorial Day weekend, and if you are an American, please take time to remember our service personnel and to thank any you see.Here’s tonight’s trip on the gerbil belt (as you can see, I sped it up during the last running interval): 0.00-5.00 – 3.5 mph5.00-6.30 – 6.0 mph6.30-8.30 – 3.5 mph8.30-10.00 – 6.0 mph10.00-12.00 – 3.5 mph12.00-13.30 – 6.0 mph13.30-15.30 – 3.5 mph15.30-17.00 – 6.0 mph17.00-19.00 – 3.5 mph19.00-20.30 – 6.0 mph20.30-22.30 – 3.5 mph22.30-23.00 – 6.0 mph23.00-23.30 – 6.5 mph23.30-24.00 – 7.0 mph24.00-26.00 – 3.5 mph26.00-31.00 – 3.0 mphTotal distance, 2.15 miles, which is a 14:25 pace. Getting down there!Be safe this weekend, and be active! … Keep reading!

C25K Week 2 Day 2

I’m definitely excited about how things are going. I’m slowly building my endurance, and arguably could push myself more because the day after I run I’m generally not very sore at all (two days later, when I run again, I don’t want to be sore, of course). But, then again, I don’t want to push so hard that I put myself out of commission for a few days. Hit the gym around 11:30 this morning. Here’s how I rolled today:0.00-5.00 – 3.5 mph5.00-6.30 – 5.7 mph6.30-8.30 – 3.5 mph8.30-10.00 – 5.7 mph10.00-12.00 – 3.5 mph12.00-13.30 – 5.7 mph13.30-15.30 – 3.5 mph15.30-17.00 – 5.7 mph17.00-19.00 – 3.5 mph19.00-20.30 – 5.7 mph20.30-22.30 – 3.5 mph22.30-24.00 – 5.7 mph24.00-26.00 – 3.5 mph26.00-31.00 – 3.0 mphTotal distance, 2.09 miles, which comes out to a 14:49 mile.The scale also told me I’m down a total of 7 pounds today, which surprised me, though maybe it … Keep reading!

C25K Week 2 Day 1

I actually hit the gym at about 12:30 AM Tuesday morning as Monday morning I was busy with other things and I’m still trying to get my three workouts in despite my going out of town Friday morning. Thus, I plan to go back Wednesday morning around 10 AM as normal, then again at 12:30 AM Friday morning after my Thursday shift is over. This will give me 30-36 hours or so between workouts, not what I would normally do, but hey, it’ll work.Stats from my latest run:0.00-5.00 – 3.5 mph5.00-6.30 – 5.5 mph6.30-8.30 – 3.5 mph8.30-10.00 – 5.5 mph10.00-12.00 – 3.5 mph12.00-13.30 – 5.5 mph13.30-15.30 – 3.5 mph15.30-17.00 – 5.5 mph17.00-19.00 – 3.5 mph19.00-20.30 – 5.5 mph20.30-22.30 – 3.5 mph22.30-24.00 – 5.5 mph24.00-26.00 – 3.5 mph26.00-31.00 – 3.0 mphTotal distance, 2.06 miles, a 15:02 pace. I plan to up the jogging speeds to 5.7 on my next workout, then … Keep reading!

C25K Week 1 Day 3

After a refreshing Men and Boys Prayer Breakfast at church, I hit the gym, which is conveniently located practically just across the street from the church. I also found out that the 5K at the Bible college in Ankeny is held in the Fall, so I have plenty of time to get ready.I really enjoy that there are generally not very many people at the gym when I go. I don’t have to wait for equipment, and I don’t feel bad if I use the treadmill for longer than 30 minutes (the suggested time limit at every gym I’ve used otherwise). Here are my stats for today: 0.00-5.00 – 3.5 mph 5.00-6.00 – 6.0 mph 6.00-7.30 – 3.5 mph 7.30-8.30 – 6.0 mph 8.30-10.00 – 3.5 mph 10.00-11.00 – 6.0 mph 11.00-12.30 – 3.5 mph 12.30-13.30 – 6.0 mph 13.30-15.00 – 3.5 mph 15.00-16.00 – 6.0 mph 16.00-17.30 – 3.5 … Keep reading!

C25K Week 1 Day 2

Week One, Day Two, of the C25K program completed. I’m feeling quite good at the moment, and probably could have pushed myself a little harder during the workout today, but I was doing some reading last night about training to run on treadmills and a piece of advice was that if you are capable of running slower, then you are running too fast. Another tidbit was that speed comes with time. As such, I backed off on the speed a little bit compared to Tuesday. I don’t want to overdo it at this point. Here are my stats for today: 0.00-5.00 – 3.5 mph 5.00-6.00 – 5.5 mph 6.00-7.30 – 3.5 mph 7.30-8.30 – 5.5 mph 8.30-10.00 – 3.5 mph 10.00-11.00 – 5.5 mph 11.00-12.30 – 3.5 mph 12.30-13.30 – 5.5 mph 13.30-15.00 – 3.5 mph 15.00-16.00 – 5.5 mph 16.00-17.30 – 3.5 mph 17.30-18.30 – 5.5 mph 18.30-20.00 – … Keep reading!