First blog ever... It's been over a week since finishing C25K and I'm enjoying the C25K+ podcasts with Laura, making great progress. Speed (interval training) is really fun and satisfying, and the increase in cadence is helping me cover more ground. I've been replaying that podcast, thereby doing it twice with a 5 minute cool down walk between before taking a day's break. What a great workout! Stepping stones works well also to increase distance by increasing the cadence in phases during the 30 minute runs. I haven't tried endurance yet but will soon. I'm up to a little over 4K in 30 minutes now- a 25% improvement in just a week! I wonder sometimes if I'll ever make it to 5K then 10K then 1/2 marathon (my heart's desire.) It seems so far away.
Running with heart rhythm problems has been challenging but definitely rewarding, and I feel so much better than if I were just sitting around. The medications disturb endurance and speed and sometimes leave me feeling tired or dizzy. There have been some days that my body just won't go & I've needed to stop running, finish by walking, and try again the next day. (Patience is definitely difficult.) That problem seemed to be more frequent during the earlier long runs of C25K than now. All in all, I don't think I could have done this without the podcasts, Laura's help, and reading your blogs. So, big thanks to all of you for an encouraging plan that works!