Nothing to 5k

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  1. Mr. Monopoly

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    So after a good injury to my Achilles tendon, I've basically got to start all over with my running program. My goal is to be running a 5k in the second week of January, which I think is pretty realistic.

    Current Stats:

    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 150lbs


    Goals:

    Run 5k in January (Ideally a 6:30 mile)
    Do 60 pushups in 1-min
    Do 60 situps in 1-min
    Do 5 good form pullups :mamoru:


    Long Term (and I do mean loooonnnnng) Goal: Complete a half marathon.

    Current Abilities:

    8:30 mile :sadwavey:
    30 pushups
    30 situps
    0 pull-ups
    2 good form chinups


    Plan of Attack:

    Couch to 5k 3x a week
    Alternating with pushups, situps, chinups til I can do pullups, and some gym work that I'm still working out on.

    Comments:

    Yes, I know, it's sad. My injury essentially gave me the excuse to get lazy and not exercise for about 3 months, and I did so dumbly. So now I'm going to reverse it. Comments/tips/etc are appreciated. I started this thing to be accountable to something. :)
     
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    Day 1: Couch to 5k day one workout complete (25 minutes running, 5 warmup walking, alternating sets of 1 min running and 1:30 walking.)
     
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    Pushups (1 min sets followed by diamonds til failure)

    S1
    27
    10

    S2
    17
    5

    S3
    7
    5


    Situps- 1 min followed by crunches til failure/half crunches second set

    S1
    33
    20

    S2
    25
    6

    :ugh: This looks crappy.
     
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    Day 3:

    Couch to 5k day 2 workout (25 minutes running, 5 warmup walking, alternating sets of 1 min running and 1:30 walking.)
     
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    Day 4:

    Pushups (1 min sets followed by diamonds til failure)

    S1
    29
    9

    S2
    17
    7

    S3
    9
    7


    Situps- 1 min followed by crunches til failure/half crunches second set

    S1
    30
    20

    S2
    20
    11



    Today's lesson learned: Don't drink water between situp sets. :vomit:
     
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    Day 5: Couch to 5k day three workout complete (25 minutes running, 5 warmup walking, alternating sets of 1 min running and 1:30 walking.)


    Starting to enjoy the running thing a little more and getting to where I'm covering more distance in the total time.
     
  7. PcH

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    Be very careful with that previous achilles tendon injury. I almost tore mine jumping from 80 miles a month to 120 miles a month in 2008. I was an idiot increasing that much. I just completed my first half marathon, you'll get there :wavey:

    How far can you currently run?
     
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    Haven't actually tested that. Last I ran was a 1 mile at 8:22 :ugh: but I think next Saturday I'm going to get to a track and give myself a nice distance run. Also, today I completed the Couch to 5K day 4 workout. (90 seconds running with 2 minute walking for 20 minutes). Although my chest was sore for some reason, so I took off a day on pushups/situps. :hs:

    Congrats on the half marathon, I want to run one in around 9 months I'm thinking.
     
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    Another day, another dollar. Yesterday, C25k day 5. Still sore though, so no pushups, situps. :hs:
     
  10. PcH

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    Don't worry about your mile time for now. Work on building endurance, then work on the speed. Just like training for any distance, keep in mind the reasons for your different runs. Tempo, LSD (long slow distance), easy runs (recovery), and speed work (fartlek :mamoru:)
     
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