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02 June 2009 @ 11:33 pm
Week one of my C25K program is complete; tomorrow, I start on week two.

Naturally I expected that having done three walk/run training days, I'd be capable of sprinting flat out for twenty five minutes. Oh, and that I'd have dropped about fifteen pounds and have thighs the likes of which inspire sonnets. Not so much on either count. I'm going to keep on keeping on, though. There's no way out but through. Mustn't grumble. Pip pip.

What keeps me going (honestly, how silly is that? I'm one week in.) is the knowledge that if I run a minimum of three times a week, I will tone up and I will drop those extra pounds/horrifying jiggly bits. I'll also be stronger, fitter and have enhanced endurance. I will not, however, be inured to the crankiness engendered by having to run uphill for fully half of the scheduled intervals. So unfair.
I feel: soresore
Kat: [twilight] bella clumsyevegryffindor on June 3rd, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
For how long do you run at a time? My endurance is pitiful, I'm not sure I could keep up a steady jog for more than five or ten minutes without dying... :(
Kel: mittens/grumpyladyjoust on June 3rd, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
My endurance is just as bad. The program I'm following builds you up slowly. Every workout is bookended by a five minutes of warm-up and cool down. The first week, you run 60 seconds, walk briskly for 90 (eight intervals). Week two, which I just started about an hour ago (running in the rain = suck) is six intervals of running for 90 seconds, walking for two minutes. By week nine, you're running a full thirty minutes.

Edited at 2009-06-03 08:01 pm (UTC)