Monday, April 12, 2010

Couch to 5K: Week 1

So I thought it fitting that since I signed up for my first 5K and that I am following the c25k program, I would post my training progress here. After all, posting it here, means I actually have to do it and keeps me honest. I am using an iPhone app for my c25k, so that I don't have to keep looking at my watch and timing myself. I can play my own music and the voice lets me know when it's time to run/walk.

This first week alternated between 60s of jogging/running and 90s of walking. With a warm-up and cool down before and after. It actually took me a week and a half to complete the first week, due to work and time commitments.

I find that the first 2 or 3 running sets are really tough on me, however once I am past that, the rest of the session goes fine. I did one session at the gym on the treadmill, it wasn't bad, but it's hard to judge what speed to bump up to for the running portion. I prefer running outdoors.

I really do need at least one rest day in between sessions, I'm still very heavy and my joints need the time off. My doctor said long ago that I would never be a runner, I have bad ankles, so I am going against her advice, but I plan on doing it smartly and taking time when I need to. I do notice knee and ankle pain after the training session.

I am excited to begin week 2. Next week is 90s of jogging/running with 2 minutes of walking in between. Slow and Steady.


Jason said...

Week 3 was the hardest week for me. Everything after that was much easier. Good luck on Week 2.

Lucy said...

Slow and steady will keep you on the road!!!


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