Last 2 Runs – Goal Met

Just a quick update on my 5K training progress. I was able to run more frequently–close to every other day. I’ve been shaving time off my 3 mile runs. On Saturday, I ran at a pace of 10:08 per mile. Today, I ran a little over 3 miles at a 9:55 pace per mile–TADA!!!

I finally have everything down. These two runs were close to effortless the entire way. No pains, no distractions, steady pace.

I haven’t yet started up my resistance training or my P90X (which arrived in the mail last Thursday). I’m going to use up every last non-freezing day jogging outside. I want to maintain this momentum. When it gets too cold, I’ll hit P90X and indoor training.

I haven’t lost any more weight. Not a surprise since I’ve been slacking on the diet. Though I’ve been slacking, I haven’t been eating anything terrible. Just more than I should if I want to lose. I wonder though if eating more is giving me the energy to make my runs more productive. If that’s the case, I’d rather continue progress on cardio rather than lose more weight. I might keep things at this status quo as long as I’m jogging every other day.

Couch to 5K

I’m going to give this running program a shot. It’s for people like me who need to get in shape.

The program progresses through week phases in order to build up to 5K.

I was never a long distance runner, so 5k is a perfect goal for me. 5k is actually the furthest I ever ran. I got terribly out of shape and am psyched to get back on the saddle. I’m even more psyched that there is an app for the G1 that has alarms to tell you when to jog or walk in the different phases.

Unfortunately it’s about to thunderstorm any minute now, so I’ll have to start tomorrow.