If ya'll remember about me posting wanting to start C25K...well I did.
I did it one day and I tested my endurance. I could only do 2.56 minutes before I had to stop.
I had a goal to run 5 minutes straight by the end of May.
Second day, I did it for a few minutes and decided to test myself, again. 7.44 minutes :-). Not only did I reach my monthly goal, I SURPASSED IT!
That same day I also rode my bike for 9.81 miles.
This morning I got up extra early (not by choice, keep in mind-lol) and decided to go for a run since I'm in school from 1025am-515pm, I don't have much time with getting DS ready for school, getting him there, etc...
I felt like Forest Gump!!
I DOUBLED my run time this morning :-)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
18.41.6 minutes of straight running!
Now, let me tell you the reason why this is a triumph.
I have exercised enduced asthma. I'm trying to control it through breathing. I alway was able to run for a good hour on a treadmil but on the ground, no matter how in shape I was, I could NEVER run ground.
THIS is why it's such a triumph for me!!!
Not only did I run this morning, I just finished riding my son to school on my bike. To and from is 4.81 miles with a VERY steep hill that I didn't stop either way of!!!!
My new goal is for me to run 30 minutes.
And for those who say they have the same issue. The only thing I can think of is Cadence.....sing to high beat music, make it pump you up. Singing under my breath helps me control my breathing. Think of why the military does cadence while they run.....that's why. It helps them breathe.
For those wanting to know what I've done....I just started the C25K one day, decided to push myself to see how far I could go and I'm certainly NOT running like someone is about to get me. I do a light jog at my "comfort pace". Find your comfort pace. It may seem slow to you, but who cares, you're doing it and no one else. Once you get the control on ground, and can do it for a long period of time, work on your time and increase your pace.
That's all I can think of.