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I really like the idea of keeping a personal record of my journey...a way to keep track of little milestones other than the runs on the app.

I'm a 38yo mom of 2. I completed a 10k years before I had kids, and I'd love to be able to complete that goal again.

 

I am currently only running on a treadmill because a) I can do it while my young kids watch a show B) I hate running in cold weather and

c) I get terrible shin splints when I run too much outside

I do like being able to keep track of my speed on the treadmill and pushing for a faster pace

 

I just completed Wk3 day1 this morning. I walk at speed 4 and run at speed 6.2 (hoping to increase that next time). I hated walking for 3 min once I found my rhythm, so I broke those intervals up into walk a min, run a min, walk a min. Much better!

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Just finished the last run for week 3 of 10K. WooHoo! Increased my pace, threw in extra runs during the longer walking portions, and tacked on 2 min to make it a 30 min workout. 2.5 miles each day. Feeling awesome and looking forward to attacking week 4!!

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Just finished the last run for week 3 of 10K. WooHoo! Increased my pace, threw in extra runs during the longer walking portions, and tacked on 2 min to make it a 30 min workout. 2.5 miles each day. Feeling awesome and looking forward to attacking week 4!!

Awesome work but save your strength and enjoy the walk phases. You'll be tapping into those stores later on <G>

Seriously though, the walking portions are for a reason. There is scientific and medical theory behind this program. Trust it and you'll have the success you seek.

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Azatol, thanks, and yes agreed. If I wasn't just following the app to ease back in to running to avoid shin splints, I would totally be relying on those walk rests. As it is, I'm probably about week 5 in ability, but am still taking it easy for my shins. Will definitely be using those full walks next week, though!

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Azatol, thanks, and yes agreed. If I wasn't just following the app to ease back in to running to avoid shin splints, I would totally be relying on those walk rests. As it is, I'm probably about week 5 in ability, but am still taking it easy for my shins. Will definitely be using those full walks next week, though!

Gotcha :)

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Started week 4 today, slowed my pace a bit for the 5 min run, but felt like I could've kept going. My treadmill thinks it's fun to randomly speed up without warning, so that's a fun little surprise. :/ probably time for a tuneup. 2.65 miles done today.

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Started week 4 today, slowed my pace a bit for the 5 min run, but felt like I could've kept going. My treadmill thinks it's fun to randomly speed up without warning, so that's a fun little surprise. :/ probably time for a tuneup. 2.65 miles done today.

Wow 2.65 is far. I'm at 2.5 in week 7 with solid running. Great work!!

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Completed Week 4 today. I missed a day yesterday, having been hit by a nasty 24 hr stomach bug, so day 3 today was brutal! Slowed my pace a bit and needed a break in the 5 min run, but I still managed to do 2.5 mi. Think I'm going to repeat week 4 next week, day 3 at the very least, but these were great intervals for me and I'd like to pick up my pace on them a bit before I move on.

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Well, I thought I would repeat week 4, but I woke up this morning feeling really good and liked the look of Week 5 Day 1 instead. Tacked on an extra 5 minutes until I had completed 3 miles. That's the first time in a while that I've gone that distance, so I'm feeling really good about today. Also, my 7 yr old daughter has been saying she wants to start running with me, so once it warms up a bit, we're going to start "training" with run/walks outside (in addition to my own runs). Our goal is to do a Mother's Day 5k in May with my mom. I knew I was doing this in part to set a good example, but I'm beyond excited that she is wanting to actually participate now! Extra motivation for me to stick to my goals!

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