Monday, October 24, 2011

Couch to 5K plan

Okay, so I don't think it's truly a couch to 5K since I am a little more active than your typical couch potato but I figured what the heck. I really need to work on my speed and being able to sustain a "run" or "jog" for more than a few minutes. Today (Monday, Oct 24) I started on Week 1 of THIS (click here) program for the treadmill. It's actually less time than I have been spending on the treadmill so that was kind of a plus. Unfortunately, the treadmill I picked to use today was kind of rickety and didn't make running on it very fun.
So here was the plan:
The first 1 minute "run" I popped it up to 5.0 and after about 30 seconds the piece of paper with my time blew off the treadmill (probably from my huffing and puffing) so I had to hop off and pick it up. Plus my heart rate really got up there so for the next 3 "run" sections I only went up to 4.0. Then I did 5.0 (after securing my paper) for the 15:00-16:00 then back to 4.0 for the next 2 and 4.1 for the last 22:30-23:30.

Overall total distance in this 30:02 time was 1.75. Seriously? Oh well, guess I have a lot of room for improvement since I'll be trying to do the full 3.1 miles in this same time at some point.

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