>Running 101>Couch to 5K Program question
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Abs of Flabs
I had another thought, btw, regarding this program. I'm actually running 6-times a week instead of 3, just cause I have the availibility. Do you think I'm not giving my body enough time to rest between runs, since I'm just starting out? Maybe I should cut back to 3 for now?
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
Roads were made for journeys...
As you get stronger, your pace will increase.
Ha...I keep waiting for this to happen, LOL! My pace seems almost etched in stone, but at least I can now run 8+ miles at my pace--that increase in endurance is something! But I am sure that I could now run a 5k race a bit faster than my first 5k race back in late June.
A thought for you - side stiches are often a phase people go through, but you might be able to get rid of yours by slowing down your running a notch or two. Makes things a lot more enjoyable...
To paraphrase an old poster: Today is the first day of the rest of your training. It doesn’t matter where you started or how far you’ve come. Today is the day. Your training didn’t start 6 weeks ago. Your training started the last time you hit the road. John “the Penguin” Bingham Life is not tried, it is merely survived if you're standing outside the fire