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Such a great run!! I felt great and light and not like I was laboring at all. I was also running slower than I have been, but I don't care. That was awesome! :D 
This is not *actually* my best pace and distance because I had five extra minutes of warmup, for complicated reasons that don't bear going into. That was so much fun!! Really!! I ran for 22 minutes straight (the Week 6, Day 3...
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+Parry K​ Thanks! I'm looking at a couple of 5k fun runs this spring. I want to pick an actual proper race for early summer. 😀

+John Rowley​ Hi! This program is amazing! I'm running on a treadmill now because the cold air outside was giving my lungs a lot of grief. (I did the first three weeks outside, but as it got more intense the cold air started giving me asthma attacks.) Once it's nice out, I want to run outside again because that's a lot more fun. 
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Sara Rabe

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I have a question for the experienced runners -- When I've been running (or running at a faster speed, for me) and I slow down (either walking or a slower running speed) my legs get a wave of tiredness and kind of a dull ache. This usually passes in ten or fifteen seconds (maybe more, I'm not really watching the clock) and then I'm okay again. But it's sort of uncomfortable when it's happening. 

Is this normal, or at least common? What would account for that? 

I'd be a little more excited about making my goal (and setting my best distance PR) if this wasn't 4 minutes more moving-time than last week's runs -- so I had more time to get there. On the other hand, there's no chance that four more minutes of moving would have gotten me to this on Wednesday. So I'm pretty chuffed. :D 
At least the app has me on the right continent now. :D  I had a good time with today's run though my heart rate was occasionally alarming. One reading was one beat shy of my theoretical maximum (220-less-my-age). My husband a...
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+Eric Penn It's reassuring to know that it's common. Thanks! 

+Mark Ward Some of the HR readings from the treadmill just didn't seem at all plausible, though I know my cardio fitness is in the tank. My resting heart rate (or at least my "I've been sitting for a while" heart rate) is technically not far from my "fat burning zone" at least. My heart rate has always been pretty high. 

I'm trying to balance getting a little faster (I'd like to be able to run as fast as my husband walks) with building my ability to go for longer and longer periods of time. I don't want to push myself too hard, but I don't want to not push as much as I could either. 

I may need to get a heart rate monitor so I have better information. 

+alex buchta I seem to feel it more in my hamstrings and calves than my quads, so maybe what I'm experiencing is something different from what you're describing. IT is good to know that lots of people experience it though -- that means I don't need to worry. :D
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Very good run -- though not an easy one at all. I'm both nervous about and excited for my next run which will be even tougher. 

I had to be pretty stern with myself to keep going and not stop running until I was supposed to. But it worked and I was able to keep going even when I didn't want to. 

I have a little touch of exercise-induced asthma lurking around post run -- I really did push myself pretty hard. 
Once again I had a bit of a fail with the treadmill and my distance number may be a off.  This run involved two eight minute runs with a five minute walk break between them. My goal for the run was to run all of both of those...
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You go girl!!! Great work, keep going!!
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Sara Rabe

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Run thirteen went well, though I didn't quite make my goal. 

There are other folks out there doing the C25K thing who are already running faster than me (I maxed out at 3.7 miles an hour today and was mad chuffed), which is cool.  

I'm not judging myself or comparing, really, (except that I'm impressed as heck with those beginner-speedsters). I'm not going fast yet, but dammit I'm going and that's beyond cool. 
Still not in Africa. I don't know where my phone is getting that. I didn't make my goal for Run Thirteen. My goal for this run was to run all of the running intervals (two three-minute intervals and two five-minute intervals)...
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Like Petra mentioned though, just have fun with it, that's the most important part!
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I did my first run ever on a treadmill today. (My first time ever on a treadmill other than getting fitted for my running shoes a few weeks ago). I liked being able to listen to music ("And She Was..." by the Talking Heads is the Best Running Song Ever!!). And there were some very inspiring folks in the gym. 

I don't want to do it every time -- but it definitely beats the heck out of two days of sore lungs following a cold-induced asthma attack. Which is where I'd probably be if I'd run outside today. 
The stats are wonky because of me doing this on a treadmill. I did my first run ever on a treadmill during my first ever time in a fitness center this morning. It was an interesting experience. There were a whole bank of TVs ...
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Run nine went really well -- I ran all of all of the running intervals, including two three minute ones and nine minutes of running. This is the first time I "finished" a level before the last scheduled day of it. (I keep thinking that doesn't make any sense, but maybe it does.) Next run will be a program I know I can do because I've done it. :D 

That's gonna rock! 
One of these days I'll have a better picture than this run log again. :D  Once again, I've gone way beyond what I thought I could do today. :D I ran both three minute intervals and both 90-second intervals. And I even did the...
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Thanks, +Bob Pack​! 
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My run today was good -- I pushed my speed a bit early on (3.8 miles per hour for 5 minutes). I couldn't keep it over 3.5 after that, but I didn't go below that during a running interval either. (I don't think. Maybe I'm remembering wrong.) 

Anyway, it went well but I definitely pushed myself hard and I could feel it at the time and can still feel it now. (Though I'm not coughing much, which is a good thing.) 
That distance represents 34 minutes of walking, instead of 33. There was a math fail.  My plan for today's run was to push my pace a bit, since I was pretty confident that I'd be able to do two ten minute running intervals. M...
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Consistency is the way to win!
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Sara Rabe

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I ran 20 minutes straight!! Without stopping!! 20 minutes! :D 

This program is something very much like magic, I have to say. I would never ever have guessed that it would have been possible for me to run for 20 minutes at a stretch. 

I am not running fast, more a gentle breeze than the wind, but it's a good gentle breeze. I figure I need to be able to go for periods of time before I need to start worrying too much about speed. 
20 Minutes!! I ran like a gentle breeze, not the wind, but I ran.  I did it!! My goal for today's run was to run for all 20 minutes without stopping. I didn't care about how fast I was going as long as I didn't stop. I totall...
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+Andrew Cherkashin​ Thanks! I'm looking at 3 weeks to 30 minutes. 😀
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Running first thing in the morning is fun -- I went to the gym and ran while my husband was across the street at the Amish market we go to. We finished at almost the same time, which worked out wonderfully. 

The run was fantastic -- three five minute intervals, all at 3.5 miles per hour. :D 

And I feel so dang good -- I'm starting to feel a bit fierce in all of this. :D
Almost back up to my best run ever (which was Week 2 and I've no idea how I did it). Oh, yeah, run fourteen was awesome!!  First thing in the morning, I went for my run while my husband was shopping at the market across the...
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Absolutely awesome!! I've been in a ridiculously good mood all day -- I got my favorite espresso drink this morning (doppio espresso con panna, which is two shots with whipped cream), it's going to snow tonight (I adore snow!), and I ran like I was gliding. :D

Awesomeness! 

Even the undignified Treadmill Fail at the gym couldn't put a damper on my day, or even my run. :D
Run Eleven did not take place anywhere near the equator. Ignore the map. Two life lessons while running today:  I cannot walk on a treadmill and drink from an open-mouthed water bottle at the same time. I wound out putting o...
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+Mike Moore Thanks so much!! :D
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Run Ten went well, though I didn't achieve my goal of a greater "run distance" -- I missed one of the "stop running" cues again and that's got the stats all screwed up. (I did run for more than the 9 minutes that would have been expected, though.) 
No personal record today. :( I missed one of the "stop running" cues on the app again today so I wound out messing up the run and walk statistics again (because I was walking during a running time and running in a walking tim...
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Run Eight was good -- a bit discombobulated, but good. 

I never thought I could get fitter, get better this quickly. I honestly feel like I was taught that this kind of thing would take years and years -- invisible improvement. That's not what's actually happening -- I can run 3 minutes at a stretch without wanting to die at the end of it. After less than three weeks. 

Who knew that was possible?
No personal best today -- but it's a 28 minute planned run rather than 30 or 31. Learning to run giving me many new insights.  Today's big Life Lesson is that I apparently have always underestimated what I'm capable of. I a...
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+Parry K Thanks so much! :D :D 
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Hi and welcome. 

I mostly post pictures of my drawings with a little bit of commentary on why it is that I drew what I did. The in-progress pictures are shared to a limited circle, but finished works are shared more publicly. The Sara-Colored Glasses through which I see the world inform and shape the drawing and painting that I do. I hope that my art gives you a glimpse at my universe through my eyes -- sometimes it's a kind of weird place but I hope it's always an interesting one.

Part of what makes me *me* is that I am and ever shall be a geek. I don't post specifically geeky things often, but it's part of who I am and my frame of reference and shows up occasionally in my art and often in my way of seeing the world.
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