For you runners out there, that may seem like a super easy task, but when I started the Couch to 5K program, the second week I had to run for 90 seconds before walking and it kicked my butt. Even when I was in the best shape of my life, working out everyday, sometimes twice a day, I never ran. I could do classes and weights and swim, but run? No thank you.
Now I'm not at running a 5K yet. I'm not up to running a 10 minute mile. First the time, then the speed. But I think I may try for a September race. A race! Who would have thought it possible.
Things I've learned.....
- Good running shoes are mandatory. Yes, mine are yellow and grey. I admit, I'm obsessed.
- A spectacular running bra is critical. LOVE Ennel. Worth every penny.
- Missing just one stretching session afterwards is going to lead to a world of hurt.
- Running too close to eating is a side cramp waiting to happen.
- Couch to 5K is totally do able, as long as you stick to it and don't cheat.
Some questions for seasoned runners:
- Do I need to worry about my knees and ankles if I continue to do this on a regular basis?
- Is running outside going to be really difficult now that I've done almost my entire program on a treadmill?
- Do you find using a Garmin useful? I could borrow my husbands, but not sure I need to.
- Any suggestions on great play list music to keep my energy up?
- Any tips you've found that keeps you going???
I did it! Yay for me! I'm totally going to keep running on a regular basis.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I actually like it!