Friday, February 8, 2013

Couch to 5k

I started something today. I really hope I will stick with it. The couch-to-5k training. It is a training program that is supposed to get you ready to run a 5k race in 8 weeks. You only train for 25-30 minutes three times a week, and it is basically alternates between short times of jogging and times of walking.

I found this free app that will guide you. it will tell you when to run and when to walk. nice! Today was really pretty easy. I ended up doing the 25 minute training and then another 30 minutes or so walking with my friend. Felt great! My goal is to run a 5k. I don't care about times but I just want to run and finish one. I have a friend at work who is just a bit older than me and she does 5k races. She is my inspiration!



Jan said...

It's a great way to work your way up to 5K without getting discouraged.

I used it for the first time when I got this crazy idea I wanted to run races when I turned 60.

I'll be 62 in July and still racing. I don't run out doors in the winter much and will use c25K to get ready for racing season.

Good luck! I can't wait to see how you do!


Rachel said...

Thanks Jan! Your experience gives me hope that I, too, can do this. Thanks for your encouragement. My problem will be that I work ten hour days, Monday through Thursday, so it will be difficult to get in even one day of training during those days.