Sunday, January 9, 2011

Virtual 5K

Way back in November I decided to begin the Couch to 5K program along with the sisterhood of the shrinking Jeans in preparation for the Sisterhood Virtual 5K.

Well, today is the race-day for the Virtual 5K!

Up until right before the holidays, I was doing really well with my training regime. I was going to the gym 3-4 days a week and was following the C25K program on my iPod. My husband was cheering me on, and I loved being able to come home and give him a report as to how many minutes I ran. Christmas proved to be such a busy time. I didn't get to the gym for a few weeks and I knew it was going to screw me up, but there wasn't a whole lot I could do, there just wasn't the time.

So, just before New Years, I got back on the treadmill and started running again. over the past week and a half, I have progressed back to where I was when I stopped! However, I'm still not able to run a 5K without walking at this point. But, I still did my 5K today for the virtual 5K and am pretty pleased with my results!

10 minutes of walking (warm-up & cool down)
28 minutes of running (between 5.5 and 5.0 mph)

38 minutes for my first 5K!

Not too bad!

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