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6/3/20 1:09 A

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A wogger?!? Maybe that's what I am! Hahaha!

I am getting used to a new fitness smart watch and can track my over-all pace, not separating out the intervals or the warm-up/warm-down. I could probably figure out how to get my watch to track the intervals, but I'm pretty happy with the level of information that I'm getting now. I'm averaging a 17 to 18 min/mi pace, with the Week 4 pattern, and am very happy with that.

I was severely ill for a few years and could not walk unassisted. I got a Veloped (sort of an ATV walker; there's a pic of me with my Veloped on my Spark page). I entered 5k walk/run events and would do them with the Veloped. Needless to say, I was thrilled to just be able to participate in a 5k!!! Don't worry about how fast you are going or how far back in the pack you are. Just get out and do it, and enjoy the day.

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I'm on to week 7 and don't remember my average pace. I'd compare the average run/walk to your average walking pace to see the increase in intensity. Also, if you track your 5 minute warm-up and cool-down with your program intervals, your pace will be slower then people like me that track the two separately. Yes it's true. I use the stopwatch on my phone to track warm up and cool down, and an interval timer for the program runs/walks. I enter them separately on my activity tracker.

I wouldn't worry about being the last to finish the race. There are usually walkers and woggers in these 5K events. The last place finisher just gets a louder applause. Everyone who finishes a race appreciates the effort the other runners.

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I'm just curious as to what everyone's average pace seems to be this week. I feel like I have been super slow for pretty much the whole program. The best time I've ever gotten was around a 20 min/mile. I'm averaging much slower than that though at 25 min/mile. My first 5k is next month, and I feel like I am still so slow! It's not a timed race, but I don't want to be the last one to finish. Is it normal to only be at 25 min/mile right now? I mean, this is with the walking intervals, but still. What are you guys getting?

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