Good job me!

I had a teacher who was fond of saying “Don’t break your arm patting yourself on the back.”  I’ll risk it.

Just finished W4D1.  W4 (for those not versed in the way of C25k) is two 3 minute intervals and two 5 minute intervals, with short breaks in between.  If you had told me 6 months ago that I would be able to run for 5 minutes at a stretch, I wouldn’t believe it.  When I first started the 1 minute runs were like “okay am I done yet” so I’m cheering for myself doing 5 minutes.

However.  Oh man.  So some days you get out on the trail and it feels pretty easy– today it was a battle from the get-go.  My calves were like “oh no you don’t” from the first step.  Cmoooooon legs, why you gotta hate.  Couple this with being slow and draggy and feeling like I had no energy in the tank, and…. arrghghghlglglgh.  I’ll be sore.  But I DID IT.

To time my intervals, I’ve been using Robert Ullrey’s C25k podcasts.  (You can get them through iTunes too.)  I don’t share his taste in music, but it’s great to have someone telling me when to run/walk, plus at the end of a tough interval it’s nice to hear “Good job!”  So Robert, <3.  That is all :)

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3 Responses to Good job me!

  1. Chris says:

    Yay, grats! It’s a big step!

  2. Molly says:

    Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I stumbled across your blog purely by accident, and I found it incredibly inspiring. I’m doing a similar project, though I’m not following any particular program, and it’s great to know I’m not alone in my dreams of running! Best of luck to you, and congrats on all the progress you’ve made so far. :)

  3. G says:

    Thanks Molly! I appreciate the kind words and encouragement. Good luck to you too!

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