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Mangomagic's Couch-to-Awesomeness Running Plan

Postby mangomagic » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:34 am

I've been doing Couch-to-5K running plan so I can do the Mothers' Day 4K run on 9th May.

15/03/2010 MON Week 4 Day 1

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
* Jog 3 minutes
* Walk90 seconds
* Jog 5 minutes
* Walk 2.5 minutes
* Jog 3 minutes
* Walk 90 seconds
* Jog 5 minutes
And then five minute walk to cool down.

It was hard, especially the last 5mins. Also, my 5 minute jogs are so slow that some of the people walking around the park are at the same speed maybe even faster. And now I'm red like a tomato, but it means that I ran a total of 16 minutes! Pretty good considering I could only jog for 1 minute just a few weeks ago.

Does anyone have advice about running stride?

Also, any pre/post meal advice?
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Re: Mangomagic's Couch-to-Awesomeness Running Plan

Postby hakko » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:54 am

Always fun to see others make progress and improve! Good luck on the 9th of May.

I don't have much advice apart from the general sleep well, eat well, enjoy yourself, do your stretching and increase training amount slowly to avoid injuries.

I think you'll do a great race!
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Re: Mangomagic's Couch-to-Awesomeness Running Plan

Postby ^toby^ » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:03 am

good work! :P
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Re: Mangomagic's Couch-to-Awesomeness Running Plan

Postby Talyn » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:22 pm

hey I just noticed this - nice one! best of luck with your goal!
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Re: Mangomagic's Couch-to-Awesomeness Running Plan

Postby hardcore iv » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:37 am

Good luck, mangomagic.

I can't offer much advice as I am vehemently against most forms of running :)
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Re: Mangomagic's Couch-to-Awesomeness Running Plan

Postby mangomagic » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:17 am

hakko, I really should have taken your advice. I didn't get enough sleep last night and then had a junk-ish type lunch and just had the worst run ever following the same 5 min plan as above. I survived but it was torture and by the time i got back home i felt like i was going to faint. Also my right shoulder hurt for some reason.

Thanks Toby, Talyn and hardcore :-)
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Re: Mangomagic's Couch-to-Awesomeness Running Plan

Postby Rochellita » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:51 am

Just dropping in to your log to say good luck and nice to see you posting! Are you feeling well on your gluten-free diet?
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Postby mangomagic » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:13 am

Thanks Flux! It was really weird I felt really sick for a long after I went gluten free, in fact I felt worse but then all of a sudden I felt better. I think exercise has helped.
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Re: Mangomagic's Couch-to-Awesomeness Running Plan

Postby mangomagic » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:16 am

Did repeat run, but it didn't go so well, had a small stitch for most of the jogging parts and ended up stopping about 25 seconds short on the last run. Also, my left shoulder is still hurting. This was the supposed to be the last run for the week before I move on to longer runs next week. I'm not sure if I should do one more repeat before moving on, or just continue on to week 5?
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Re: Mangomagic's Couch-to-Awesomeness Running Plan

Postby Rochellita » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:24 am

mangomagic wrote:Thanks Flux! It was really weird I felt really sick for a long after I went gluten free, in fact I felt worse but then all of a sudden I felt better. I think exercise has helped.


That's good news. There's a huge psychological adjustment there too, especially because you are a foodie. I suppose it gives you an opportunity to diversify :D
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Postby mangomagic » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:22 am

.flux wrote:
mangomagic wrote:Thanks Flux! It was really weird I felt really sick for a long after I went gluten free, in fact I felt worse but then all of a sudden I felt better. I think exercise has helped.


That's good news. There's a huge psychological adjustment there too, especially because you are a foodie. I suppose it gives you an opportunity to diversify :D
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Yeh, it's a good excuse to eat more quinoa, but I wish I knew why my health was so up and down.

I repeated week 4 run again today, and finished it. In fact I swear that I was even jogging faster. Don't really know what the difference was.

Next week going into 8 min intervals plus.
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Re: Mangomagic's Couch-to-Awesomeness Running Plan

Postby mangomagic » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:00 am

Finally started week 5, this is the first week of the plan where each running day is different ending with me running for 20 minutes straight.

Today, I did week 5 day 1:

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:

* Jog 800m
(or 5 minutes)
* Walk 400m
(or 3 minutes)
* Jog 800m
(or 5 minutes)
* Walk 400m
(or 3 minutes)
* Jog 800m
(or 5 minutes)

I always just do it by minutes not metres since I don't have any way of measuring how far I jog. Today was fine.
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Re: Mangomagic's Couch-to-Awesomeness Running Plan

Postby Julle » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:07 pm

Good job! You are doing nice and regular!
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Re: Mangomagic's Couch-to-Awesomeness Running Plan

Postby Alistar » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:07 am

Going great by the sounds Mm's!
If I try to run for even a couple of minutes I can't walk for about a week, so am no use to you at all!

Best of luck for your training over the next month or so :)
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Re: Mangomagic's Couch-to-Awesomeness Running Plan

Postby mangomagic » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:40 am

Today week 5 day 2:

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:

* Jog 1.2km
(or 8 minutes)
* Walk 800m
(or 5 minutes)
* Jog 1.2km
(or 8 minutes)

Then 5 min walk cook down

I did it, but it killed me. I even struggled to do the 5 min walk cool down at the end and then felt kind of sick. Also, got a stitch about 2 minutes away from the last run, any advice about stiches?

I've started to see a traditional chinese medicine doctor and she said that she things that I should give jogging a rest until I'm better (have a cold and intestinal/digestive/ issues) but if I do that then I worried that I won't be ready for the 4km run in may.

The next run that I supposed to do in the plan is jogging for 20 minutes straight.

Alistar, I was the same a few weeks ago.

Thanks Julle!
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