As I mentioned a few days ago, I’ve decided to run in a 5K race. I still haven’t decided which race will be my first, but I’m looking to run on in April or May.
As I also mentioned, I’m following the Couch to 5K running program, designed to take you from your couch to a full 5k in just 9 weeks. Well, Sunday night, armed with the awesome Couch to 5K podcast on my iPod, I completed the training for Week 1, Day 1. I had planned to continue with Week 1 this week, but when I hit the treadmill, I decided to push myself, just a bit. So, instead of following the podcast and plan associated with Week 1, I skipped ahead to Week 2.
I was able to keep up with the Week 2 training, which calls for 6 running / walking intervals, at 90 seconds running and 120 seconds walking. In fact, if I were not so afraid of injuring myself, I could probably go ahead and use the Week 3 training, but I think I’ll wait.
I also went to the gym today, around lunch time, and I did 40 minutes of cardio on the elliptical machine and my exercises for biceps and back. I feel great.