33 total / 0 in 2018

I'm a beginner jogger/runner. Hoping to train for and complete a 5K in the spring of 2011

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Kari logged 33 miles.

Last workout about 7 years ago. Help get them back on track!

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  1. RUN
    good 2 mi 00:25 12:15 pace

    W7D1 - did 2 miles. Had to push & motivate myself but I made it. My legs got a little fatigued but no pain. I'm still struggling with the feeling of not having enough breath, even though I... read more

    • Stephan S.
      Stephan S.

      Hey, Kari. Try to breath deeply. Expand your diaphragm and fill the lower part of your lungs, then release it and it will naturally collapse and force some air out. Then contract your abs a bit to force this area to exhale more. Practice that when you're not running. Then, when running, focus on breathing into your lower lungs to get the most oxygen exchange. You may take longer breaths (3-4 count), but you may not breathe as hard. Shallow breaths don't do as much for us as deeper ones. :)

      about 7 years ago Like

  2. RUN
    good 2 mi

    My First 2 mile run!! W6D3 conquered! It was a struggle but not too bad. I felt pretty good after a few mins of walking after the run.

  3. RUN
    alright ran/walked 2.5 mi

    W6D2 - done. My lower legs are really hurting, when will that ever go away? I'm getting very frustrated by it! And in 2 days I have to run 25 mins without stopping, just not sure how that'... read more

  4. RUN
    W6D1 - ran/walked 1.5 mi

    surprisingly it was almost as hard to do today's intervals as it was to run 1.5 miles straight 2 days ago...

    • Stephan S.
      Stephan S.

      I find intervals much more challenging (and rewarding and enjoyable) than straight running. When I get bored, I just do them for a bit anyway, then go back. BTW, this ChiRunning approach is really going well for me!

      about 7 years ago Like

  5. RUN
    good W5D3 - conquered!! 1.5 mi

    Ran my first 1.5 miles w/o stopping! I can't believe it!! Felt pretty good too!

  6. RUN
    ran/walked 1.5 mi

    W5D2 accomplished!! didn't think I'd make it. it sucked and my lower legs r screamin but I pushed thru it! scared for W5D3 though!

  7. RUN
    ran/walked 2.5 mi

    W5D1 - surprisingly after being out for 3 wks with bronchitis I was able to resume training where I left off! And it felt pretty good!

  8. RUN
    good ran/walked 2.5 mi

    W5D1 - surprisingly after 3 wks off due to bonchitis I was able to pick up my training where I left off. Felt pretty good!

  9. RUN
    good ran n walked 1.5 miles 1.5 mi

    Felt pretty good. Lower legs just slightly sore. Still workin on the breathing.

  10. RUN
    alright ran/ more small s... 2.5 mi

    Very sore. Very slow today but I'm just gonna keep pluggin a turtle! Ha!

  11. RUN
  12. RUN
  13. RUN
    good 1 mi 00:12:46 12:46 pace

    My first run in the freezing cold and it started lightly snowing!! not bad considering I haven't ran in 2 wks!

  14. RUN
    good 1 mi 00:13:12 13:11 pace

    slower today, maybe due to the cold wx but I'm just happy to be able to run a mile w/o stopping today! And my lower legs are not hurting today near as bad as last time.

  15. RUN
    blah 1.5 mi

    run/walk intervals today...knees were really bothering me, so just kept moving as much as I could

  16. RUN
    good 1 mi 00:11:55 11:54 pace

    day 12 - lower legs are still hatin' me but I'm just gonna keep going!

  17. RUN
    good 1 mi 00:12:15 12:15 pace

    ok, my legs still don't like me though! ha!

  18. RUN
    alright 1 mi 00:12:25 12:24 pace

    day 9 of running - ran a full mile again - 2nd time! woo hoo! Very slow and my lower legs are screamin'! :(

  19. RUN
    alright 1 mi

    ran 1 mile in intervals today

  20. RUN
    good 1 mi 00:12:30 12:30 pace

    day 8 of running (after 1 wk off due to rain & my Fibromyalgia flaring up) - I ran my first full mile (and it was cold out)!! woo hoo! It did take me 12.5 mins but oh well, I did it and that&#x... read more

    • Lisa F.
      Lisa F.

      Don't sweat your time. I still run between 10-11min miles and I've been running since '07.

      over 7 years ago Like

    • Kari

      Ok, well that makes me feel a lil better! ha!

      over 7 years ago Like