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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Mirrormn » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:41 pm

I win!

Today was supposed to be Week 7 Day 2 for me (25 minute jog), but by the time I was ~24 minutes in, I didn't feel tired at all.

So I just kept going.

Not only did I continue running for another 5 minutes, but I also started going faster and faster. By the 27 minute mark, I was more running than jogging, and even that didn't tire me, so I went faster still, so by the 29 minute mark I was at a full-out sprint.

It was a full 30 minute run in the end, which means I have effectively skipped 1 weeks of the program, and my next run will now be Week 9 Day 1.

I also signed up for a charity 5k run/walk on April 28th, and a 5k race near the end of June. It's completely baffling to me to do be in this good of shape, considering my personal history. I feel great!
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by NL-=3 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:29 pm

Mirrormn wrote:I win!

Today was supposed to be Week 7 Day 2 for me (25 minute jog), but by the time I was ~24 minutes in, I didn't feel tired at all.

So I just kept going.

Not only did I continue running for another 5 minutes, but I also started going faster and faster. By the 27 minute mark, I was more running than jogging, and even that didn't tire me, so I went faster still, so by the 29 minute mark I was at a full-out sprint.

It was a full 30 minute run in the end, which means I have effectively skipped 1 weeks of the program, and my next run will now be Week 9 Day 1.

I also signed up for a charity 5k run/walk on April 28th, and a 5k race near the end of June. It's completely baffling to me to do be in this good of shape, considering my personal history. I feel great!
Wow, that's nice. Do you plan to go futher than the couch to 5k, like doing 5 to 10k bridge?

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Mirrormn » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:10 pm

NL-=3 wrote: Wow, that's nice. Do you plan to go futher than the couch to 5k, like doing 5 to 10k bridge?
I'm definitely going to keep running after finishing the Ct5K program, but I don't think I want to do the Bridge to 10k specifically, because those runs get a little too lengthy for my tastes. My plan is work on my speed over the course of a 30 minute run. Right now I think I'm actually only going about 4 kilometers in 30 minutes, so I need to pick up the pace a bit. I might actually work out a program for myself that's similar to Ct5K that alternates between jogging and running with increasing running period durations. Hopefully, in a few months, I'll be flying past people on the road!
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Tempester » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:05 am

Week 2 Day 3 of the Bridge to 10k. I was utterly spent by the time I finished the first 31 minutes (strange since I've ran 32 minutes non-stop before), so instead of doing a 1-minute walk, I rested for 15 minutes before completing the final 15-minute run. This marks the first time that I have "failed" a running session. One of the likely reasons is that I was running in the blazing sunlight in the middle of the day instead of the early morning like I did with the first 2 days of Week 2. However, I won't take any chances, so I'll repeat Week 2 before moving on to Week 3. I've heard that the Bt10k is quite a bit harder than the Ct5k anyway.

Also, how do you guys measure the distance that you run? I've been relying exclusively on time with my stopwatch up until now, with just a vague idea of how fast I'm running.
Mirrormn wrote:I win!

Today was supposed to be Week 7 Day 2 for me (25 minute jog), but by the time I was ~24 minutes in, I didn't feel tired at all.

So I just kept going.

Not only did I continue running for another 5 minutes, but I also started going faster and faster. By the 27 minute mark, I was more running than jogging, and even that didn't tire me, so I went faster still, so by the 29 minute mark I was at a full-out sprint.

It was a full 30 minute run in the end, which means I have effectively skipped 1 weeks of the program, and my next run will now be Week 9 Day 1.
Great news! I had a similar experience when I completed 30 minutes on Week 8 Day 1 even though I was supposed to do 28. Sometimes you underestimate what your body is capable of achieving.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Maakasu_Taihaku » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:14 am

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lol no one probably remembers me talking about it waaaaay back in the post
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by MoogleDee » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:23 am

Tempester wrote: Also, how do you guys measure the distance that you run? I've been relying exclusively on time with my stopwatch up until now, with just a vague idea of how fast I'm running.
I've been "measuring" with Google maps satellite view and tracing my path out. Luckily, the trail I run on is a common area so the walking directions pick it up.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Althamus » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:26 am

Mirrormn wrote:I win!
:D Emi would be proud! As are we, but that's of lesser concern.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Minyalos » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:09 am

Just came back from running, and I'm dead. But I managed to finish it, even if I had to take slightly longer walking breaks towards the end. I'll do better on tuesday. Reading about all of your accomplishments makes me want to get better faster. :o

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by completesky » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:14 am

Tempester wrote:I've heard that the Bt10k is quite a bit harder than the Ct5k anyway.
This.

Anyone wanting to start the Bridge to 10K has to be prepared to feel like they are going to die halfway through the run. Don't let that put you off, though. You will feel like you can do anything once you have completed a day.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Walrusfella » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:06 pm

Mirrormn wrote:I win!
Congratulations! This kind of accomplishment is a tonic to read. Makes me want to try harder.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Camoufrage » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:15 pm

Im thinking maybe I should try this...

I used to run the mile every day, but now that school is over Ive kinda let it go. Maybe this'll help?

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Althamus » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:04 am

Camoufrage wrote:Im thinking maybe I should try this...

I used to run the mile every day, but now that school is over Ive kinda let it go. Maybe this'll help?
If you used to enjoy running, and now feel that you don't do as much exercise as you could, I'd recommend having a go :) It's more fun than you think, and the community spirit really helps me keep going :)

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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Manman » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:06 am

MYYYYYY LEEEEEEEEGGSSS!

I did it, i ran the dreaded third day of the fifth week.
I actually went out thinking i wouldn't manage, but i did.
My tips for my fellow runners is to not look at the timer too much, it feelt like time went slower every time i looked at the watch.
Also, I was about to give up around 14 minutes in, but i keept saying "I'll just run past that tree over there ", then "I'll just run past that old man" and I kept doing it untill I was done.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Mirrormn » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:21 am

Manman wrote: My tips for my fellow runner is to not look at the timer too much, it feelt like time went slower every time i looked at the watch.
Also, I was about to give up around 14 minutes in, but i keept saying "I'll just run past that tree over there ", then "I'll just run past that old man" and I kept doing it untill I was done.
Oh yes, very much this. I've found that if I focus how far I've already run, the voice inside my head starts saying "It wouldn't be so bad to quit now, all that running you just did would make anyone tired", and if I focus on how far I have left to go, the voice says "Wow, there's so much left, you'll never make it that far". It's best not to focus on either, and just think "I am currently running, and because of that fact, I know that I can continue running". Kind of a "Cucurri ergo possum currere" ("I am running, therefore I am able to run") type thing.
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Re: Emi inspired running/workout

Post by Kilo » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:59 am

I had to take a two-day rest because of lack of opportunity.
Saturday was raining like there was no tomorrow here, and yesterday I spent the whole day at a birthday-paintball-pizza-eating thing.
I really want to get back to running now! :mrgreen:
Also... What is the minimum age for upper-body muscle exercise? I mean, like pushups and stuff.
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