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Just trying to live a healthier lifestyle. I will be running my first 5K race this December.

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Christa logged 241 miles.

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  1. RUN
    great 5:1s 2.97 km 00:23 12:27 pace

    Felt great! It is so much easier running with my group than solo. But I am going to really try to get in at least one solo run in a week.

  2. Hey Dailymile friends. I have been MIA as my life just had some major changes - I moved from London, ON to Ottawa, ON to start a new job. I am loving the city, loving my job and really can't b... read more

  3. RUN
    alright Sussex Drive Loop 3 km 00:24 12:52 pace

    First solo run outside. Did a 5:1 run, it was a little tricky going solo in terms of pacing but I feel great that I got out.

  4. swim
  5. RUN
    good Treadmill: Learning to Run 3.98 km 00:30 12:07 pace

    Running has been a little rough this week, I think the lack of caffeine is showing up in my workouts.

    • Adam O.
      Adam O.

      Good job keeping at it! You gone decaf?

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Jimmie R.
      Jimmie R.

      "Learning to run"? Looks like you're there.

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Christa

      Brace yourself Adam but I've never had coffee but I do get caffeine from diet coke. However, I haven't had any in several days and now my runs are feeling it, lol.

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Christa

      Jimmie, I won't say I can run until I can do 30 min with no 1 min walks, I'm at 10:1 and 15:1 right now. Next goal will be learning to run outside and to run 5km with no stopping.

      about 6 years ago Like

  6. RUN
    alright Treadmill: Learning to Run 2.3 mi 00:30 13:02 pace

    I was using a treadmill that was in miles rather than km, I just couldn't get my pace right - it was a hard run. But I am glad I got in the workout.

  7. RUN
    Treadmill: Learning to Run 4.01 km 00:30 12:02 pace

    Lesson of the day, watching game 7 hockey while trying to run is just to intense, I don't recommend it as a way to up the intensity.

  8. Question: I'm up to 15:1s, which I'm going to continue with for about a week to make sure it wasn't a fluke. But in the learn to run program I found it says after 15:1, you jump to r... read more

    • Adam O.
      Adam O.

      Personally I would go for it. You never know unless you try. It's a great feeling running with no breaks! But in the end it's up to you.

      about 6 years ago Like

  9. RUN
    Treadmill: Learning to Run 4.04 km 00:30 11:57 pace

    I tried 15:1 sets, went fairly well, spiced it up with moving my pace around a bit. I'm starting to understand why people say running on a treadmill can be boring.

    • Christa

      I'm going to head outside once I can run 5km straight at a min of an incline of 1. Might sound silly but it is a confidence thing.

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Heather R.
      Heather R. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      They seem to be a necessary evil, but outside is the way to go!

      about 6 years ago

  10. RUN
    good Treadmill: Learning to Run 4 km 00:30 12:04 pace

    No kinks in my side, woohoo!

  11. RUN
    Treadmill: Learning to run 3.93 km 00:30 12:17 pace

    Great run minus the kink in my side. The kink is now just above my hip bone, breathing and stretching does nothing for it.

  12. RUN
    good Treadmill, learning to run 5.21 km 00:40 12:21 pace

    Went with 12 min sets, felt pretty good, getting close to my limit so far. I did toss in a minute here and there at a faster pace, which felt pret good but certainly couldn't sustain it for 12... read more

  13. RUN
    good Treadmill 5.08 km 00:40 12:40 pace

    Had a great run, I am really enjoying doing 10:1 sets (never thought I would get there) if I could just prevent getting stitches in my side now and then I would be much happier.

    • Rob O.
      Rob O.

      Nice run Christa :-) Make sure your hydrated, may help with your stitches or it could be diet prior to your run. Take note of what you have put into your body prior to each run, you may be able to notice a pattern of what is bringing on your stitches during some of your runs. This may help you, I hope -:)

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Adam O.
      Adam O.

      Nice 5k. I used to get alot of stitches when I first started, and now I rarely do. I think part of it is just your body getting used to it. When I do get stitch its usually because I have let my breathing get out of control. Just try to slow it down and breath deeper, making sure you exhale fully.

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Christa

      Adam you are probably right, I am probably not breathing deep enough. This pace is slower than what I was doing before and I find breathing really easy so I'm not really paying attention to make sure I'm take deep breathes. I probably also need to wait more than one hour after super. Either way I'm just happy I can run this much.

      about 6 years ago Like1 person

    • Heather R.
      Heather R. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Take deeper breaths occasionally. That seems to help.

      about 6 years ago

  14. Has anyone been successful in having the Nike Ipod app work to record their workouts? Mine says they are recorded but disappear. It claims I can upload them to the nike site but they aren't th... read more

  15. RUN
    good Treadmill 3.77 km 00:30 12:48 pace

    Slowing my pace by just 0.5 km/hr I have had amazing runs over the past week...I'll try to get the rest up soon. Hopefully I will be able to move up to longer than 30 min this week - I really ... read more

    • Themamaruns

      That's awesome! Slow and steady wins the race, as they say!

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Heather R.
      Heather R. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      It's amazing what a tiny adjustment in pace can do for the overall feel of the run :)

      about 6 years ago

  16. walk
    great Around the Neighbourhood 7.4 km 01:30 19:34 pace

    I think I am going to go into withdrawal when this crazy spring heat wave is over! I am loving the evening strolls.

  17. walk
    good 4 km

    Just an estimate of my walk with a friend.

  18. walk
    great St. Patrick's Day stroll 5 km 00:50 16:05 pace

    This weather we are having in March is AMAZING - can't help but get out and enjoy it.

  19. walk
    great Downtown London 3.8 km

    Fantastic evening stroll with a friend, enjoying this great spring weather...22'C at 6pm, amazing for March!