May 28, 2011 - fitness    2 Comments

Week 3 is in the bag (again).

Another crazy busy week, but I finished week 3, again, this morning and am confident to tackle week 4 starting on Monday. Yay!

One thing I've found is that Runners find out about this and ask "what race are you training for?" and I really am not training for a race, I'm just racing to complete this program and then, well, we'll see. The race (like it is for many Runners) is against myself, and I'm doing it at my own pace — if I bomb week 4, I'll do it again, I won't just pull out, even if I want to.

But on the events/races/etc, is it better to be training for a Something? Should I set some goal of doing an honest-to-god 5k? I'm still not sure. 

Distance: 1.96 miles
Average: 15:51 /mile
Fastest Pace: 8:56 /mile

Walk Pace: 16:07
Run Pace: 12:12


  • Do you want to do a race? That’s the only question that really matters. Don’t let anyone else should all over your running. :)I personally find the races nerve-wracking but exhilarating.

  • If you want to do a race, go for it! If not, that’s totally fine, too. I decided to walk a 5K for the WW Walk-it challenge and to support the March of Dimes, then signed up to run one as well. I had only three goals: finish the damn thing, run the whole time, and try to do it in less than 45 minutes (I can walk a 5K in a little more than 45 minutes, so I figured if I finished and ran some, I’d hit this goal). It was scary and nerve-wracking, but I did it (hit all goals, too!) and it was awesome! Probably even more fun than that was that Cat ran the kids 1K fun run before my race and LOVED it. FWIW, I hadn’t finished C25K (still haven’t, in fact). I ran the 5K in lieu of the week 5, day 3 20 minute run.

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