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Subject:I ran
Time:12:11 am
I think 20 minutes might be my new standard. As last time, I inched my way up to it with planned "probably stops" along the way, but I ran right past them. At 20 minutes I probably could have kept going, but I felt like it was a good time to quit.
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cyan_blue
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Time:2010-02-10 09:15 am (UTC)
Go you!
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slowjoe
Subject:Where does that leave you on C25K?
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Time:2010-02-10 10:46 am (UTC)
Well done. Hypothetically, could you continue at 20?

I just checked, and 20 minutes straight through is W5D3 in the C25K hierarchy, right?

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whipartist
Subject:Re: Where does that leave you on C25K?
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Time:2010-02-10 03:49 pm (UTC)
Yes, and yes. I could have continued and considered doing so, but felt like stopping was a better plan.
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loser_variable
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Time:2010-02-10 04:26 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! Congratulations, that's a hell of an accomplishment and puts you in the maybe 5% of our age group who can do the same. Reflect on how impossible that run would have been when you started. Great job!

Maybe a good time to sign up for a spring 5K or 10K to put a target on the calendar? It's a great way to keep motivation going.
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whipartist
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Time:2010-02-10 04:32 pm (UTC)
Good idea for most people, but not for me. I have no interest in either running in races or even in running outdoors. Plus, motivation doesn't seem to be a problem.
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slowjoe
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Time:2010-02-10 06:11 pm (UTC)
It occurs to me that you must have encountered a "wide range" of advise/suggestions/weirdness since the c25k experience started.

Care to put together a compendium of the wacky-est/most useful/least useful/least likely?
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whipartist
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Time:2010-02-10 06:16 pm (UTC)
Most useful: Slow down. Get fitted for good running shoes.

Least useful: Sign up for a race.

Answer I don't have: how to distinguish just being sore from being hurt. My current operating mode, beyond "I know it when I see it", is sharp pains are bad and dull aches are OK.
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loser_variable
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Time:2010-02-10 09:20 pm (UTC)
"Least useful: Sign up for a race."

Yeah, yeah, I know. Everyone says that when a race still sounds big bad and scary, and you feel like you'd still be out of place. Not like you're the first person to go down this road.

Here's what will happen: you'll stick with it, becoming ever fitter, make some fitness friends, a 5K for a cause you endorse will crop up. Your friends will twist your arm. Done and done.

On pain, you've basically got it nailed.
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whipartist
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Time:2010-02-10 09:27 pm (UTC)
A race doesn't sound big bad and scary to me-- it sounds dreadfully boring, except in the parts where it's outright annoying. I can think of few things that sound as unappealing as running in a crowd of people, except maybe having my leg amputated without anesthesia, shoveling a ton of manure with my bare hands, or getting George W Bush back as president.

I just totally don't see the appeal of races. Signing up for one would be negative motivation for me-- I'd probably avoid running just so that I had an excuse for skipping it.
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whipartist
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Time:2010-02-10 09:28 pm (UTC)
Plus, they usually hold them at ungodly hours of the morning. Why would I want to wake up early to have my leg amputated while hand-shoveling manure and chatting with Shrub?
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loser_variable
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Time:2010-02-10 11:11 pm (UTC)
I once met this young guy at work, taking his fledgling steps into poker. He had a good mind for math. He immediately took to home games, which were within his comfort zone. But he said he would never want to play in a casino. Especially for outrageous stakes like 5/10. Why, he could lose more in one pot than he earned in an hour. I just smiled knowingly.

:-)
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whipartist
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Time:2010-02-10 11:17 pm (UTC)
Feel free to get your bets down. It has nothing to do with comfort zone and everything to do with how appealing the activity sounds. For me, it's a profoundly uninteresting activity, and one which I'm sure would push a lot of my "why I hate people" buttons. I see tons of downside and no upside.

Everybody says I'd love Burning Man, but being out in the middle of the hot/cold dusty desert would be so unpleasant for me that I know better. Same concept.
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loser_variable
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Time:2010-02-11 03:38 am (UTC)
Not claiming a crystal ball, but the bet is down. I completely understand and believe it is unappealing to you...now.
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whitebird
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Time:2010-02-10 09:29 pm (UTC)
I always hear Flock of Seagulls when I see these subject lines...

Either that, or Pink Floyd.

Yay you!
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loser_variable
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Time:2010-02-10 11:12 pm (UTC)
Flock, and I believe you're intended to.
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