Spring Training 5K challenge

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Hey guys! The weather has been beautiful down here and alas, I have no more excuses for not doing Couch to 5K!



I am on Week 2 and ran this afternoon after work. This week involves a warm up, running for 90 second intervals and then walking for 2 minutes, and then of course a cool down. Usually when I run, it is very slow and practically walking but for some reason today, I sped it up a bit. I shouldn't have done this. I had a cramp and had to get to my inhaler by the third round. :( All in all, I did finish after I realized my pace was way to fast and it definitely felt good. I have decided to try to up this program to 5 days a week AT LEAST instead of the recommended 3 days a week. I feel with my asthma that 3 days a week may not be enough. Hopefully I can keep this up.

I also signed myself up for the Fat Boy 5k in New Orleans to give me a goal to meet by then. It is on May 25th and as the virtual 5k is June 1st, it works out perfect! Fingers crossed.



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  1. That made me laugh! I have had so few days warm enough to run and when I finally get out there...my allergies just overwhelmed me. Oh well...back to the gym, I guess. The hardest part about beginning the C25K is doing the first one! Good luck!
    Laurie
    Lulu and Daisy

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  2. I remember trying Couch to 5K. I almost had a heart attack and haven't tried it since, lol! Congrats on signing up for a 5K. That is awesome!! I hope you meet your goal!

    Take care,
    Frances
    @ Notions from Nonny

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    1. Me too! I am terrified of the program as I find everyone else is so positive and says it is easy and I struggle so much!! Hopefully my goal of running that 5k will be good enough :).

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  3. Good for you! We are at right about the same point in Couch to 5k. I can't wait til it gets easier :)

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    1. Me too! I always have issues after Week 3 so hopefully I can make it past this time.. We should hold each other accountable :)... we can do it! Lol

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  4. Good for you for finishing! Just remember to listen to your body and do what is best for you! I'm still struggling at the running for a minute so thinking about 90 seconds is a little crazy lol, so awesome that you are doing so well with the program! I look forward to reading about your progress and how you do on your 5k in May!

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  5. Hi Brandy! So glad you're doing the challenge with us! Since you just completed a 5K, you'll be able to tell us what we're in for, lol! I'm looking forward to your C25K updates (I'm in Week 5)!

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