On August 15th, I ran my first 5K. It was the America's Finest City Half Marathon and 5K. I finished in 26:34. 195th out of 1600 runners!
So there I did it: From a non runner to a 5K runner within a few months. IT CAN BE DONE!
I'm glad that I kept this blog from the beginning. It's very interesting and encouraging to listen to my early posts, and how difficult it was for me to even run for 60 seconds! You can HEAR that I'm out of breath and out of shape.
Today I'm running 35 minutes, solid and strong, 3 times a week. I usually end my training runs with a strong sprint as well. A long way from where I started.
I hope that this blog and my recordings give you some encouragement that it can be done.
Next stop that I have my sights on: running another 5K and then a 10K.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Grr, I woke up this morning with a sore throat and a cough. Not sure where I got it from, but I have a few suspects. Not feeling so great right now, but hope that I can motivate myself to get out and run later on today.
This is week 9 for me! 5 minutes to warm up, 30 minutes of non stop running and a 5 minute cool down. I've come a long way and it feels pretty good ... except for this cold ...
Posted by Sonny Portacio at 1:03 PM
Monday, May 24, 2010
I haven't posted in a bit, but I haven't quit, not at all. I've been running and am now actually about to begin week #6 in this running program! On Saturday I actually warmed up for 5 minutes, ran for 20 minutes non-stop, then cooled down for 5 minutes. Can you believe it? I wasn't too thrashed by the end, but neither was it a walk in the park. I still had to work at it to get 'er done. Today I run for 5, rest, run for 8, rest, and run for 5. Pretty sure I should be able to do this one. By this Friday I'm to run for 25 minutes straight. Something I would have never thought myself capable of before this training.
Stick with it guys. Take your time, go through the program, push your self a little and just do it.
Hope you're still out there running with me on this adventure!
Posted by Sonny Portacio at 1:51 PM