couch to 5K


Well, well, well,

I am completely blown away by the response to our Couch to 5K Virtual Program, but now I have to ask- how did week 1 go for you? Was it harder, easier or exactly what you thought it would be?  Are you ready to continue into Week 2?  Do you have a million questions (or even one) about this thing called running?

Week 1- Days 1, 2, and 3

Brisk warm-up walk of five minutes. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

Week 2- Days 1,2, and 3

Brisk warm-up walk of five minutes. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

I want to use today as a check-in for week 1, a *rah rah you can do it* for week 2, and an introductory for all of you new runners.  There are so many NEW faces to these running parts and I want to know who YOU are.  So introduce yourself in the comments below:

  • First Name
  • Where you live- not your address, silly! But part of the country you are in- City, State or just State if that makes you more comfortable.
  • How it’s going so far (be honest- we are here to support you!)
  • What is ONE question that is burning a hole in your pocket about running?  OK, you can ask more if you have more!  I will use your questions to formulate future posts.
  • Do you have a blog where you are tracking your C25K progress?  Would you like to share it with us? By no means do you have to share it, but if you want to, now would be the time.  And no, you do not have to blog to be included in our lovely little group.
  • If you want to be profiled, say so here!  I know, you may have already said somewhere else, but say it again here! M’kay?  Thanks!
  • Lastly- LOVING IT or HATING IT so far?

I expect this post to have lots of comments from everyone checking in and from all of us giving support to each other.  Together, we can do anything.  I know when I started running a few years back, I had doubt, some aches and pains and another dose of doubt about whether I could do it.  It was only by speaking up, or in this case, commenting on posts like these, that I was able to receive the support and motivation to keep with it when the going got tough.  Running, even now, is so much about what goes on between your ears (in your head) and what you tell yourself you can do and can’t do.  Oh yes, your physical being comes into play, but so does the mental stuff : ).

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Happy Running Ya’ll!

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