Couch to 5K Check-In #4

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I can’t believe it- we are already to week 5 of Couch to 5K!  The weeks are getting progressively harder, don’t you think?  This week is no exception.  Week 5 has you running…..A LOT.  It may seem daunting to think you can and will be running TWO straight miles (or 20 minutes) by the end of this week but you CAN do it.  Put your Polly Positive hat on and tell yourself over and over that YES, I CAN DO IT.  Slow your pace down if you need to, but just keep moving.

Week 3- Days 1, 2 and 3

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then do two repetitions of the following:
Jog 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
Walk 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
Jog 400 yards (or 3 minutes)
Walk 400 yards (or three minutes)

Week 4- Day 1, 2 and 3

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)

Week 5

(Day 1)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)

(Day 2)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)
Walk 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)

(Day 3)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog two miles (or 20 minutes) with no walking.

WE know you can do it, but do YOU?

Happy running- let us know how it goes!

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  • http://www.shrinkingjeans.net/ Karena @ Shrinking Jeans

    I just got back from week 5 day 1!! I knew I could do this, and I know I can do Wednesday’s 8. Friday? 20 minutes? I’m not convinced yet, but I’m working on convincing myself :)

  • http://mamaaroundthehouse.blogspot.com/ Liz

    I didn’t realize week 5 changes every day. Eep! We can do it though!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/taniak3 Tania Bullis Klanica

      Aaaahh! I didn’t either! Scares me a little (alot)!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ahtipton Anne Howard Tipton

    headed out to do day 1 soon….ummmm….yep, nervous about the other days. Today’s plan seems like a lot, but I think I can do it. I will be amazed on Friday if I make it through a whole 20 minutes!

  • Dawn R.

    I’m checking in late…Monday morning I felt like a block of cement. I kept telling myself to get on the treadmill but just couldn’t. Later in the day the chills and aches hit. I’m not one to get sick often and it rarely lasts long. Tuesday I still felt a little shaky so I waited until today to start week five. It was a little difficult and I had to switch back and forth between fast walking and jogging during the 1/2 mile jogs, but I did finish it. I will catch up soon and be back on track.