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So today I decided to power walk yesterday's 2.5 miles. I did it in 43 min 32 seconds. That's 1 minute and 45 seconds faster than yesterday's run. My average heart rate walking was 130 compared with yesterday's 140.

 

My target heart rate at 85% is 140

 

So I'm wondering which is better, walking a faster pace or running slower but being at the 85 percentile target heart rate.

 

I would appreciate any experienced runners giving me their opinion.

 

Catherine

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...That's 1 minute and 45 seconds faster than yesterday's run. ....

 

Catherine

 

Catherine,

 

I think it is your new shoes. You are thinking that you were power walking, but your Hoka's were running! :D

 

Today I did my second interval training:

20 min warming up walking (my joints like long warm-up) - 1.15 miles.

Then 30 min interval training, 2.4 miles total with average pace is under 14.

I continue to adjust the training as I go as I run.

I think the picture will look bad on the smartphone. Do not open it unless you are on the computer:

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Week 2, Day 1 (Speedy version)

 

I took 20 min warm-up walk 1mile. Then I started  my work out:

 

    5 min - walk (3.8 mph, 4% incline)

 

    6 x     {   90 sec - run (6.5 mph, 3% incline),    2 min  - walk (3.8 mph, 4% incline) }

 

    I added 2 min endurance run at the end (7mph, 1% incline)

 

    5 min - walk (3.8mph, 4% incline)

 

 

And I took again 20 min walk to feed my pedometer.

 

Total is 1h 13min, 4.8 miles.

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Week 2, Day 2 (Speedy version)

 

Well it is speedy for me.. 

 

Yesterday I was demoralized, my self-esteem was obliterated to dust...

I went to the gym to get my 10miles on the exercise bike and reach my goal of steps for a day.

Next to me girl was walking on the treadmill, she was only 5'2". She was walking 4-4.2 mph with 10% incline!

Yes, I understand  she was about half of my age and she was doing it for awhile... And then she set speed to 6.5 mph and start TEXTING on her phone!

Fortunately all I need was 1mile walk on the treadmill and then I retreated to the strength machines circle.  :P

 

Today I have repeated the W2D1 almost to the point.  I did not do 20 min walk at the end

since I already got my targeted number of steps for today.

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Hello all, I just started today but accidentally did the week 1/day 3 workout.. Now I don't know if I should continue with week 2, start over, go back and do the 2 I missed or do this workout two more times...

 

I am morbidly obese, 48 years old and I made it through the workout (and didn't die!). I have a goal to do my first 5k on May 8 at Disneyland, (not sure I'll finish it or not get scooped up for being too slow). Anyone else do this? have any advice.

 

I am thrilled beyond belief that I could do this and I hope to continue checking in and progressing!

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Hello all, I just started today but accidentally did the week 1/day 3 workout.. Now I don't know if I should continue with week 2, start over, go back and do the 2 I missed or do this workout two more times...

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All three days for week 1 are the same! I would suggest stay with the program.

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Week 2, Day 3 (Speedy version)

 

I walked 1 mile before and after (19 and 17 min).

 

    5 min - walk (3.8 mph, 4% incline)

 

    7 x     {   90 sec - run (6.5 mph, 3% incline),    2 min  - walk (3.8 mph, 4% incline) }     I added one more interval then required.

 

    5 min - walk (3.8mph, 4% incline)

 

Total was  4.8 miles.

 

I am thinking to add interval training day on this Saturday. And I am still worrying if I could keep these inclines for the week 3.

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Today I Started working towards the 10K, W9D1 is in the books.

 

4 weeks till my first official 5K and Over the past few weeks I seem to have lost my mojo to get out there and "DO IT". Moving on to the 10K to make my self accountable to do the minimum of 3 days a week.

 

How ya doing Torus?

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Well, two weeks done with bigger incline and faster speed. Looking forward to week 3. I think setting new goal is always good for the "mojo". I tried week 9 and did not like it (my joints were objecting very loudly, I could hear them :) ). Now I have my new target - faster C25K, but my main goal is loosing more pounds.

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Torus, Losing more pounds is the whole reason I use this app. I'm now at the point where 2.5 miles is easy 3.1 is pushing myself. So I'm hoping that as I progress with 10K, at some point 4 miles will be easy and 5 will be pushing myself. At that point the 5K may be a piece of cake

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Week 3, Day 1 (Speedy version)

 

Took 10 min warm um and 10 min cool down before workout:

 

All walks are 3.8 mph, 4% incline.

 

   5min walk 

       2 x ( 1.5min run - 1.5min walk; 3min run - 3min walk)    Runs were 6.5 mph with  3% incline.

       Extra 2min 7mph run with 1% incline

  5min walk

 

Last 3min run interval  was very difficult, but I manage to push through and after 3 min walk I was ready for the extra.

 

Total time (with my prolonged warm-up and cool-down) 48 min, 3.5 miles...

 

UPDATE - Apr 06, 2016 (instead of creating new post)

 

Week 3, Day 2 (Speedy version)

 

I did 1 mile walk before and after workout (3.5mph, incline 3%)

Workout itself :

All walks are 3.8 mph, 4% incline.

 

   5min walk 

       2 x ( 1.5min run - 1.5min walk; 3min run - 3min walk)    Runs were 6.5 mph with  3% incline.

       Extra 2min 7mph run with 1% incline

  5min walk

This time last 3min interval was bearable, I did not have any doubts about going for the extra running interval.

 

Total time is 1h5min, distance is 4.35 miles

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Week 3, Day 3 (Speedy version)

 

Completed Week 3.

 

I did 1 mile walk before and after workout (3.5mph, incline 3%)

Workout itself :

All walks are 3.8 mph, 4% incline.

 

   5min walk 

       2 x ( 1.5min run - 1.5min walk; 3min run - 3min walk)    Runs were 6.5 mph with  3% incline.

       Extra 2min 7mph run with 1% incline

  5min walk

 

Barely make it though last 3min interval, but after 3 min walk was able to do extra 2 min run.

The 7mph with incline 1% felt better than 6.5mph with 3%.

 

But I have my doubts about week 4's,  5min runs. in this tempo with such incline....

 

Total time is 1h3min, distance is 4.33 miles

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