I am not a runner. Never have been. Never thought I would be!
But, with the help of this program, C25k, I may become one! I am on the website and I have the app for my phone. It gives you the exact work out for each day. You run 3 times a week for 20-30 minutes a time for 9 weeks. The app talks to you and tells you when to walk, when to run, etc. My friend told me about it (check our her blog...she has a precious little boy) and tonight was my first night. It was the perfect amount of challenging. I was stretched but didn't die. I felt accomplished for finishing, but not that it was too easy. I think that this is the perfect start to achieving my goal of running a 5k in honor of my grandma, Yaya!
I am going to be documenting each of my runs on here to hold myself accountable, not because I think that it will be interesting :)
These are the guidelines given/asked from the app.
Week 1 workout: Brisk five-minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. Five minute cool down walk.
Week 1: Run 1
Distance: 1.6 miles
Walk pace: 3.2-3.5 mph
Run pace: 4.4-4.7 mph
Calories burnt: 150
How was your run? During it I felt ok...just the right amount of challenge. Immediately afterward, my ankles hurt so bad that I could barely walk. We will see how the night goes from here.