We are entering Week 4 of Couch to 5K. Is it just me or are the weeks just flying by?
Last week was fraught with all kinds of devastation around the United States, with the Boston Marathon Bombings and the plant explosion in West, TX. My heart feels so heavy for the loss of life and those injured. Don’t even get me started on how ANGRY the bombing makes me feel. Instead, I am trying to focus on the positive and all the good that shows itself in times of tragedy- I have much love for the people of Boston AND I will continue to run races. I watched absurd amounts of TV but really, the only thing that made me feel better was my actual runs for the week. It felt good to pound the pavement, to let go of the emotion, and to do what I love to- RUN.
How’s it going with Couch to 5K? Are you inching more away from the couch and closer to completing a 5K? Are the run segments getting harder for you or becoming easier? Do you believe that YOU can become a runner? Here is what this week looks like for Couch to 5K.
Week 4-Days 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)