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Subject:W3D1
Time:11:10 pm
I just got back from running. I did W3D1 of the couch to 5K, more or less-- my new wireless headphones weren't really on good terms with the C25K app that I've been using, so I ended up timing the run using the timer on my ForeRunner. (Gadget geek? Me?) All of my timings were approximate, but that's perfectly OK with me. Nothing bad happens if I do a 2:50 run instead of a 3:00 run.

Even though I'm running faster than before, I'm still slloooowwww. At the end of the run, I decided to do a few faster runs-- one minute at whatever pace felt speedier than my usual shuffling along. Apparently I averaged 5.5-6MPH or so for those. That won't win any races, but it does get my heart rate up pretty quickly.

Some day I might actually break the 12-minute mile. Perhaps. Maybe.

Maybe I'll alternate doing week 3+ at my slower pace with days of doing W1D1 at a faster pace. Hrmm.
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ronsrants
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Time:2012-02-12 09:26 pm (UTC)
Stop worrying about speed. It isn't worth thinking about. Worry about distance if you want to worry about anything. Get to 4 or 5 miles and then thinking about speed for 1 mil.

-R
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whipartist
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Time:2012-02-14 05:51 am (UTC)
It's not really about speed, although speed is a metric. It's about the way that I move, the pattern of my stride.
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ronsrants
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Time:2012-02-14 02:18 pm (UTC)
I liked this book that Deadhead (Cliff) bought me:

http://www.amazon.com/Running-Top-Arthur-Lydiard/dp/1841263354/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329229101&sr=1-1-spell

My wife really likes this one, but I don't know if it talks about form:

http://www.amazon.com/Run-Your-Butt-Off-Breakthrough/dp/1605294047
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