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Day 1 of C25K

Thursday, May 12, 2011

So it has been 8 days since we got our gym membership. I have been doing well going to the gym and getting my workouts in. I am loving the stress relief it has given me also. It helps so much to just pound the treadmill or the elliptical!

I downloaded the free C25K podcast from iTunes and started it today. I warmed up with it, and then he had us run 8 times for a minute with a 90 second walk in between. I set the treadmill to walk at about a 3.7 pace for my brisk walk and then set the run speed at 5.5. I sped it up when he told us to, and was surprisingly not winded after the first minute!

After the second and third runs, the thought of "OMG I CAN DO THIS" ran through my head and gave me the biggest rush I have had in a long time! The fact that I was able to do this, and keep at it, and NOT have it bother my asthma was an exhilarating feeling!

After the 8th run, when we took the cool down, I was SHOCKED that I was just barely winded and I could have probably done it again! This guy suggests running 3 times a week, with a rest day in between. I am so excited to try this again!!

Does anyone have any suggestions for any other podcasts for weekly C25K runs? The only thing I disliked about this one was that it was hard to hear when to speed up and slow down at times. So I will be searching for another one.
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    I used podrunner intervals there is no narration after the intro and only chimes to indicate when the beginning and end of each interval.

    They also have free downloads for speed mixes and 8k and 10K training.

    3418 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Fantastic!! Well done!! What great progress you have made!! Hope you find a better podcast. Sorry I can't help you with the electronics, don't have that. You may try posting the question in the general message boards under fitness and exercise, you are sure to get a response there..
    Keep up the great work!!
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    3419 days ago
  • DAV128
    Good for you. I did the C25K and it worked great. I'm running 3-5 miles a day now and haven't missed a run in almost a year. It's a great program. Stick with it, you're doing great.

    3419 days ago
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