Aug 30, 2010
A while back I posted that I had started runnin...working towards a 5k at the end of October.
Well, I'm specifically following the couch to 5k program. You work out 3x a week for 30min. It starts off with super easy walk/run intervals and slowly extends the running intervals while cutting back the walking intervals and has you running 30 minutes solid at the end of 8 weeks.
I gotta admit, my first few times hitting the pavement I had ABSOLUTELY no idea how I would ever run that whole length of time straight through. Actually, even the first few weeks into it I didn't have a whole lotta faith. But I made a committment and I just kept putting one foot in front of the other.
I started out able to go about 2 miles in 30 minutes. A few weeks into it I was up to 2.5. And it's just kept creeping up and up until.... Saturday I had my first extended length run. 5minute walk. 20 minute run. 5 minute walk. I was at family camp and the only road out reminds me of the appalachian mountain range. I was thinking of ways to feign injury or death and get out of it. But instead. I sucked it up and did it. Not only was I able to run the whole time. But I kept a good pace over all those hills, still had a little kick at the end and covered a distance of 3 miles!!! That's only 0.2mi away from my 5k distance!
I'm so psyched! Not only do I fully believe that I'll be able to run the whole 5k but with the time I have left to train I think I'll actually be able to be competative in the race istead of just aiming to finish without dying!!!
I really think most people can do the couch 2 5k plan. CHECK IT OUT HERE!