Jul 30, 2009

C25K & Me

Have you heard about the Couch To 5K Running Program? If not, check it out here.

It's a program to get you from being a couch potato to running 5k in 9 weeks. Each week has 3 workouts. The workouts are about 20 minutes long. They start out walking with running intervals interspersed through the walk. In Week 1, the "runs" are 90 seconds about every 3-4 minutes and they get progressively longer. Each week has 3 workouts and its recommended you take a day off in between workouts.

I have been "thinking" about doing this for almost a month.

Today, Chubby Chick's 10 minute challenge gave me the push I needed to start. I started walking on the treadmill at a semi brisk pace (for me) of 2.0 mph with the intent of doing 10 minutes for the 10 Minute Challenge, as I neared the 10 minute mark, I was warmed up and just getting comfortable so I thought..."Let me try it, if I can't do it, I'll stop.". By the second interval I KNEW I was going to finish.

I did end up walking quickly, rather than running, through the last interval but I am so pumped that I did so well on my first go round. I can't say I "loved it", but I am determined to give it my all and finish the program, although I will probably spend 2 weeks at each level, at least for the first few weeks.

Official weigh in tomorrow. Something less than 220 would be a wonderful surprise!!!


  1. YAHOOBIE!!!

    Another running convert :P

    Totally take it at your own pace.. nothing worse than a running injury!

    Good luck to you at your WI... I hope you see a number you like!

  2. Yay! Now you are a runner!

    I must confess to taking 12 weeks to get to week 6 also, it is only because I didn't push all that hard and I am still recovering from last year's achilles tendon injury, so extra careful.

    Great that you are doing the 10min challenge too!