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I ran for an hour! (Read 834 times)

stephonya


    I know that many of you on here can run for four times that in one go... but I'm not quite at that point yet. A month ago I had a hard time running twenty minutes without a walk break. Today I ran for an hour straight, at a good pace, and at the end I still felt really good, and as if I could have run a bit farther if I wanted to. I'm really proud of myself! My goal is a half marathon in May. Last month I really didn't think I could do it, because everytime I went out I had a really hard time pushing myself. I'd hit twenty minutes or half an hour and decide that I'm tired, even though I really wasn't- I was just bored. I've learned now that when I get tired, if I can just push myself for another five minutes, I get more energy and can go for a long time. If I take a walk break I can't make myself start running again without needing another walk break two minutes later. So, now I have no doubt that with some self discipline, I can run a half in May, no problem. I just had to share my little accomplishment with some people that understand. Smile
      Great job! You can definitely do a half in May.
      CanadianMeg


      Road to Nowhere 2020

        WohooO! That's a milestone to cheer!

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        AmoresPerros


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          If that means that last month 30min was your limit, and this month you hit one hour, that is a HUGE increase. Wow.

          It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

            Way to go Stephonya! You should be very proud of your progress to date. Keep it up, and you'll have a great first half-marathon experience. Just remember, as you add distance and time, don't overdo it. It's easy to get caught up in the present and push too hard, resulting in an injury. You've got plenty of time until May, and a lifetime of running awaiting you!

            "You can't have everything. Where would you put it?" - Steven Wright

              Way to go Stephonya! You should be very proud of your progress to date. Keep it up, and you'll have a great first half-marathon experience. Just remember, as you add distance and time, don't overdo it. It's easy to get caught up in the present and push too hard, resulting in an injury. You've got plenty of time until May, and a lifetime of running awaiting you!
              I couldn't agree more. Life is a like a marathon and you have to be patient sometimes, but WOW you're doing great!
              Kerry1976


              Mind Over Matter

                That is awesome! As others have said, what a great milestone!

                 

                 

                 

                 

                celiacChris


                3Days4Cure

                  Congratulations on a HUGE milestone. Big grin

                  Chris
                  PRs: 27:26 5k/ 49:52 5mi/ 58:17 10k/ 2:09:24 half/ 5:13:17 Full

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                  stephonya


                    Way to go Stephonya! You should be very proud of your progress to date. Keep it up, and you'll have a great first half-marathon experience. Just remember, as you add distance and time, don't overdo it. It's easy to get caught up in the present and push too hard, resulting in an injury. You've got plenty of time until May, and a lifetime of running awaiting you!
                    Thank you guys! I appreciate your comments. Hmmm... now you've made me think. I guess I have increased my distance very quickly. My wind feels good, so I figured that I was fine. However, the arches of both my feet hurt during the last ten minutes of my run yesterday, and in the past two weeks my calves have hurt for the first ten minutes of my run until I warm out of it. That's never been an issue before... so maybe I should stop increasing before I get an injury. Would you suggest not trying to increase distance for a month, and just getting some more base miles in, then?


                    On the road again...

                      Typically, the best way to increase mileage is to add another day before you start really increasing the time and/or distance of any one run you're currently doing. So, if you're running 2 miles 3 times a week, try adding another 1 mile run on a different day and then increase that 1 mile to 2. Slow increases allow your body to adjust and also recover from the additional stress. Great job on your progress so far. Amazing work.

                      I have a love/hate relationship with running. I do it, but sometimes I love to hate it.


                      The shirtless wonder

                        Congrats! I mark my first one mile run as when I became a runner. I was at the gym and I decided to run until my wife was done with her aerobics class. The thing was that I could see her and she could see me. She decided to stay and talk to people after class until I finished running! When she finally came out I couldn't believe that I had lasted for more than an hour. ...And from there I was hooked. It became a quest to see how far I could run.