Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Couch to 5K"

As some of you know, I've started to run (slowly but surely) and I'm really getting into it.. I've bought new running shoes, ran my first mile and I'm educating myself on how to properly run.
So, after speaking with some of my runner friends and doing some internet research, I found the "Couch to 5K" program, which is a running plan designed for people that are "couch potatoes" and are looking to train for a 5K race... and that would be... ME!!!!
So today I started the program, which by the way, was harder than I thought...
The program lasts 9 weeks and aims to train runners and help them build stamina at a decent pace...with the sole purpose of running 5K races!
Today was the first day and I busted my butt... for a moment I thought I was going to pass out.. but I DID IT!
I did a 5-minute warm up walk, and then jogged for 60 seconds and walked for 90 seconds for a period of 20 minutes.. It was a good start! I'm inspired!
Hopefully, I will keep up the work and get into the swing of things....
..and for all my local mommy friends, be on the lookout for the start of the Pembroke Pines chapter of "Moms Run This Town"... more information to come!
Visit the website for additional details... A Facebook group has already been started.. feel free to request to be added.. I need some members! ;)

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