I'm curious how everyone else responded to week 1, day 1?
I started today, after having been VERY sedentary for the past few years. (VERY SEDENTARY! I was a truck driver up until a week and a half ago; so literally the only exercise I got was walking from the truck to the truck stop...) In preparation, for the last two weeks I've been walking at least 45 minutes a day at a pretty good pace.
There was NO WAY I could have held a conversation during my work out, even though I was moving PAINFULLY slow! But, I completed it. And I feel great afterwards!
So how did the first day and even the first week go for you?
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My Little Pony hair.
It sucked. I sucked. It's what, 60 seconds of running? And I'd be there staring at the timer on the treadmill after 30 seconds and hoping that I didn't collapse and and die before the podcast told me I could walk again.
I also started off insisting that my running pace needed to be faster than my walking pace, which wasn't good either. A marathoner friend of mine just kept drilling it into my head that I'll run at my own pace and no one else's (he still won't tell me what his typical pace is because he doesn't want me pushing myself too hard and then either getting hurt or getting pissed at myself because I'm not fast), and eventually it stuck and I slowed down a bit.
I don't think I'll win any races with my 15 minute mile, but that's still a damned lot better than most people can do.
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Thanks everyone! I've determined that I think I pushed too hard the other day, because talking was NOT an option during the running segments.
I'm set to do Day #2 tomorrow morning, and this time I'm going to take my run VERY slowly. I was going a little bit faster than my walk, but that about killed me...
How's it going now?
I myself just did W1D1 yesterday and wanted to ask this very same question, so I'll get this thread going again!
Is it just me, or did anyone else only realize how hard you're wokring when you slow back down to walking. I was kinda okay during the running part but then when I slowed back down(I use a music mix that tells you when), I was like WHOA! I'm about to pass out!
I just recently started a run/walk thing again, after having been off running for several months. And I was like, WOW - this is tough!
Reminded me of when I started running.
And I thought that was hard then too.
Best advice I got for ya is to assume that you're running the running part too fast and tell you to slow down. Almost everybody runs the running part too fast when they start out.
And it gets easier... and better... the longer you do it. Welcome to your journey of running!
I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run.
Petco Run/Walk/Wag 5k
As has been said elsewhere (and I'll get it wrong for sure, but the thought is the same), "run slow, run lots, run slower". I finished c25k in early Oct 08. Didn't learn that until after injuring myself in the spring of 09. Found Jeff Galloway's run/walk approach and started run 1 min, walk 1 min and it helped me heal and eventually run a half marathon on 11/8, with second one on thanksgiving morning 11/26. Run slow, pace will come as you build aerobic capacity and get body used to being on its feet.
bob e v 2013 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that? Maintain base thru the summer for good running season this fall/winter that includes Atlanta Half and Austin Distance Challenge of 6 races
History: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.
So, I'm basically starting over...
Got sick on Christmas Eve(at which point I was in the middle of W1), and am just now able to breathe again! How discouraging! But I'm ready to get back on track. Just wanted to say that I'm still here!
Beginner all over again
It took me months (yes) to be able to run for 60 seconds in a row.
So I was at Pre-Week-1 for months until I could complete it
I had to walk for 5 weeks, and then started with
Jog 5 seconds (walk 55 seconds)
stayed there a week and then progressed to
Jog 10 seconds (walk 50 seconds)
Jog 15 seconds (walk 45 seconds)
stayed there 2 weeks I think, and then progressed to
Jog 20 seconds (walk 40 seconds)
and so on and so forth
But I just finished my first Half Marathon, about 14 months after my first Walking Day
Slow Easy training...at my own pace...really worked well for me.
And I STILL haven't completed C25K yet !
I've only run 5 minutes at a stretch so far, and mostly only 4 minutes
Run 4, Walk 1...Run 4, Walk 1....Run 4, Walk 1...repeat, repeat, repeat
What week am I up to now, at 14 months I wonder ? ? ?
[...I just checked...it's Week #5 already .... yay me...!...]..
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