Monday, September 30, 2013

5K Program Update

My mom is so close to finishing her 5K Program.  Let's see how she's doing....

I am this close to doing the 5K.   This last week has been trying to say the least.  Here's what I did on the last official day of the Couch to 5K Program:

Week 8

45 minutes  total

2.69 miles   141 calories
5 minutes  walking warm up, 35 minutes running,  5 minutes walking cool down. 
 My legs felt pretty good today.  The last 5 minutes of the run were HARD!    I actually RAN 35 minutes straight and did 2.22 miles running.  Still quite a way off the 5K goal and still too slow.  Ugh.  I thought this was the end of the program, but the next screen popped up and said it would see me in 2 days for my 5K.  What does that mean??

So, I don't feel physically or emotionally ready to actually run the 5K.  I'm still having a hard time running for 35 minutes straight and I know it's going to take longer than that to do the 5K.  The rest of this past week I tried setting the pace on the treadmill a little higher, in the hopes that I'd knock off a little more mileage in a shorter period of time.  I'm still averaging 15 minute miles.  Crap on a cracker!  I am so not happy with that.

This is hard people, I'm not ashamed to say that either.  For anyone out there struggling with their weight, or a work out program, or whatever, take heart.  All of it is hard.  But you can't quit, you have to keep going, you have to keep trying, keep fighting, get up off your butt even when you don't want to.  

I'm going to work on my endurance this week and my mileage and shoot for next week for the actual 5K.  I'm afraid I'm going to fail.  Failure is not an option though, is it?  It's taking longer than I thought it should.   I keep telling  myself that I should be able to do this.  I will do this.  One step at a time.  I hope....

How is everyone else doing this week?  Anybody want to give me some updates?  Check out my video's at the top tab to see my own progress on my weight loss journey.


  1. Hey, I've got a quick question Tony! I just watched all your videos on youtube and I noticed that they were a year old. Referring to your video on low intensity cardio and losing fat with weight training and low intensity cardio combined. This isn't my first time trying to lose weight. I've been at 195 for a couple months now, I'm 5'7" and I was at 179 at one point. I have lifted weights previously and I believe I have a good amount of muscle, however I have tons of fat. Should I stick to your original plan that you used or do you have a new plan I can stick to? Thanks for all the help, man! I'm only a year younger than you too!

    -PS. I've got so many sticky notes on my desk with your tips scribbled all over em lol.

    1. I'm not a licensed nutritionist yet, so I can't give anyone advice on what to do. Please consult your doctor for his professional opinion on a diet/nutrition program that will work for you. Doing cardio work helped me to burn calories and fat. I also changed up my caloric intake by 100 calories per day on occasion to help change my metabolism too. Talk to your doctor about what may work for you. Good luck man.


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