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crazymule ([personal profile] crazymule) wrote2009-05-21 12:37 am
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Runners?

This is a rather OT post for this journal, but I thought I would see if anyone wanted to be my cheering squad or carry around a big hitting stick for me. I'm attempting the Couch25k program and created a journal to make myself keep up with it. If any of you would watch it I would be much more likely to succeed. I need some one to hold me accountable.

The journal is [personal profile] run_mule_run.

If any of you want to do this with me that would be great on so many levels. I hope to use the journal to keep my thoughts in order and track my progress, mentally and emotionally. If I can run a 5k in a month and some change in under 30 minutes I'm going to be a very happy girl.
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[personal profile] psy 2009-05-21 08:01 am (UTC)(link)
I'll watch your journal. :) I almost took up the C25K... ended up just going to the gym and working on my own, faster-paced schedule instead. After a few weeks, I can now run 1 mile in 10-11 minutes. :D You can definitely do it, despite whatever plan to decide upon!
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[personal profile] psy 2009-05-21 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
That's how I started off, too. XD I'd just throw on some clothes and go jogging until I was too tired to jog any further. Needless to say, running over sidewalks, uphill and downhill, with no specific goal in mind, didn't do too well for me.

I've been starting off by going to the gym twice a week. I know that it doesn't sound like much, but considering that I've never been in good shape...

The workouts are short, too, only about 15 minutes each. But I make those minutes count. I started off by telling myself "either make it to 1 mile or 15 minutes, whichever comes SECOND". Then it was "1.5 miles or 15 minutes, whichever comes SECOND". That mentally has definitely helped.

I can't wait until I move off-campus. I'll be right next to the apartment complex's gym, so I want to bump it up to 3 days per week, and 20-30 minute workouts every day. I'd like to get to 1.5 miles in 15 minutes, maybe even 2 miles in 20 minutes, by the end of the summer.
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[personal profile] coverallthebasses 2009-05-25 07:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I will also watch your journal! I started out with the C25K program as well but ended up modifying it a lot to speed up the process because I had already done some running in the past. It is a nice program! Do you do any strength training in addition?