Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Couch25k in 9 weeks

I started a C25k in 9 weeks program! I've done two days of the 1st week so far. I found out about Couch to 5k in 9 weeks from my ladies board. It is a running program for people just starting out. By the end of 9 weeks you should be able to run 5k (3 miles) in 30 minutes.

It is set up in intervals. For instance, this week, week 1, does a 5 minute walk, then 60 sec run, 90 sec walk, 60 sec run, 90 sec walk and back and forth for 30 minutes. There is a musical cue (like a bell) that lets you know when to go from walking to running. You can download a podcast that has all the music on it. I downloaded one from Podrunner.

Day one went great, but I wasn't able to finish the last few minutes. It was so hot and humid, I finally sat in a neighbors yard and rested. I wasn't too smart doing it in the heat of the day. On day two, I ran at school in the gym. Did the whole podcast. One more run this week and WEEK 1 will be complete! (it is for 3x/week)