Monday, April 12, 2010

C25K and My New Goal

For my next race I'm going to do the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. It's a 5K on May 8th. It's probably premature for me to expect to run the entire thing, but I would like to at least run half of it. Hopefully, it will help me stay on track with my other fitness goals.

I found a podcast to help me along the way. It's called C25K (which stands for couch to 5K). Basically the same premise that I have been doing with alternating running and walking, but what's great about it is that I don't have to time myself, because the guy tells you when to start running or walking. The first week in this program is 60s runs and 90s walks, so guess what? I graduated (I had been doing only 30s runs before this). It was harder than I thought but I got through it... I didn't have the energy to walk the extra time (the first week only calls for 30 min and I usually do more than that in my cardio workouts), but maybe I can go for a second walk later.

Not a bad start to the week!

Happy Monday!

1 comment:

Jess said...

NICE! Stick with it. You'll be a runner in NO time. Just be consistent and you'll feel the difference. And, I think there's some other podcasts out there that is exactly C25K but you can put your own music (and not have to listen to Miami Vice). Unfortunately, I haven't done C25K so I can't tell you the exact steps but something like that :)