Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Couch to 5k Update

Week 1 Round 2
As I said before this was a repeat week, since I struggled a bit with getting through the complete workout... until W1D3. (That day was awesome!)
This week's workout consists of 5 minute warm-up of brisk walking followed by  8 intervals of running 60 seconds then walking 90 seconds and another 5 minutes cool-down by brisk walking,
3 times a week.
W1D4:  Tuesday 3/23/10
I went to the Legacy Center with Kaylee.  She had a weightlifting assignment to get out of the way, so I helped her with that and then left to start my C25K workout, while she did some calculations.   I warmed up for 5 minutes with some brisk walking. I was finished with my first 3 running intervals when Kaylee came and pushed me harder on the running rounds.  By the 7th and 8th round I thought I would drop from exhaustion but I made it!  So glad/proud to be done!
 Wednesday 3/24/10
The pain that started on W1D1, and has had me limping around on my rest days... was getting increasingly more important.  I put a couple of feelers out on some running message boards and decided to see a doctor, just to make sure that I was doing the right thing to just "work through" the aches and pains of my new endeavor.
I hadn't mentioned the pain, because I was staying positive and choosing not to focus on the little aches and pains.  But since it was getting worse and I couldn't walk well at all...  I figured it deserved some looking into.
 Since then...  The doc ruled out  kidney stones, a urinary tract infection, and said that his best guess was that my deep core muscles are very weak and resulted in me pulling/ straining / spraining something.       So the latest is... I'm working with the physical therapist to heal and then strengthen my core muscles enough to start the program again without that stupid pain in my side...  A little detour, a slight shift of focus and probably I'll be back to this before you know it!

The big plunge...

Starting Weight 193.8
Week 1 194.2 - +.4
W- 2 190.2 - -4.0
W- 3 186.4 - -3.8
W- 4 186.2 - -0.2
W- 5 184.0 - -2.2
W- 6 184.5 - +0.5
W- 7 185.0 - -0.5
W- 8 183.2 - -1.8
W- 9 180.0 - -3.2
W- 10 183.2 - +3.2
W- 11 179.0 - -4.2
W- 12 177.1 - -1.9
W- 13 175.1 - -2.0
W- 14 171.6 - -3.5
W- 15 169.9 - -1.7
W- 16 168.4 - -1.5
W- 17 165.4 - -3.0
W- 18 161.9 - -3.5
W- 19 165.4 - +3.0
W- 20 163.0 - -2.4
W- 21 165.8 - +2.8
W- 22 162.0 - -3.8
W- 23 159.8 - +0.4
W- 24 158.0 - -2.7
W-k 25 156.4 - -1.6
W- 26 154.3 - -2.1
W- 27 153.9 - -0.4
W- 28 152.0 - -1.9
August 30, 2009
W- 29 149.9 - -2.1
W- 30 147.7 - -2.2
W- 31 147.1 - -0.6
W- 32 149.5 - +2.4
W- 33 151.3 - +1.8
W- 34 150.2 - -1.1
W- 35 150.8 - +0.6
W- 36 150.3 - -0.5
W- 37 149.1 - -1.2
W- 38 149.8 - +0.7
W- 39 150.1 +0.3
W- 40 156.3 +6.2
W- 41 153.3 -3.0
W- 42 152.6 -0.7
W- 43 152.6 -0.0
W- 44 150.7 -1.9
W- 45 152.4 +1.7
W- 46 153.0 +0.6
W- 47 152.3 +0.7
W- 48 150.1 -2.2

W- 49 147.5 -2.6
W- 50 146.3 -1.2
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W- 53 151.0 +2.0
W- 54 149.3 -1.7
W- 55 144.9 -4.4
W- 56 144.1 -0.8
W- 57 140.0 lbs. Goal!!!!