STRINGS58
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I'm a two handed pre-runner

Saturday, July 31, 2010

A half-marathon in late November caught my eye. And as I'm seeing slow gains in fitness (the scale is still whack), I resumed running training, with 30 seconds jog, 30 seconds walk progressing to 45 seconds jog and 20 seconds recovery -- looking at the mileage and my physical issues -- which have been tweaked by the 2 mile mark. I'm now building on the 2 mile status -- my phone set to stopwatch or an mp3 player in one had and a bottle of water in the other. Today the heat index was 111 degrees. My daughter and I waited until evening -- but the lightning was coming in, so I did a mile consistent jogging. I've logged the time so I can work on seeing improvements there too. Tomorrow DD and I are going to a gym for the treadmill action.

I've set up an ambitious but do-able plan for August. I'm going to focus on the fitness goals, and maybe the weight will surprise me!
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  • STRINGS58
    "always been meant to be a runner"?? what is your perception there? I did get up to 6 miles once upon a time in college. I've got a couple body parts fighting me on this one.
    3937 days ago
  • LGRASS23
    Scary! Good for you!! I know you're going to get to this goal tho' -- you've always been meant to be a runner. If I drop 50 I'll be where you are now, but even then running is a loonnngggg shot for me. So for me that's scary. But....you're not me! :) GOFERIT!!!
    3937 days ago
  • STRINGS58
    Thanks Erica -- I'm finding it hard to get in the training during the week, but on Wed. daughter and I are going for a treadmill workout and beach walk.
    3937 days ago
  • ALWAYS_FORWARD7
    Kudos on the mile of consistent jogging! I want to run 10 miles in May and 26.2 next October so I am with you on the running training!!! emoticon
    3938 days ago
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