Thursday, July 30, 2009

Start of C25K

C25K... what the heck is that, you ask? It stands for Couch to 5K. It's a program that builds you up to running a 5K in 9 weeks by alternating between walking and running and gradually increasing the running intervals and decreasing the walking. The c25k website talks about the whole program. When I got my iPhone over a month ago, I bought the C25K application. I finally got around to actually putting it to use. Today was 'week 1, day 1' which included...
* 5 minute warm-up walk
* alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes
* 5 minute cool down walk

It took me a few rounds to used to the creepy robot guy telling me when to walk and run. " *ding ding* run".... 90 seconds later, "*ding ding* walk". I kept wanting to run more than the 60 seconds, but know I need to stick with the program.

I'm looking forward to 'Week 1, Day 2'!


Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

OMG, I am so excited for you! Do you know Amanda from work just started it too? You can trade stories!

AND, have no fear about sticking with it. I know where your desk is ;)

Karen Kutzner said...

I remember now that Mickey Lovaas did something like this as well. She started slow and built up to the running and ended up really liking it.