Monday, May 18, 2009
My daughter and wife are good runners. My wife trains for 5k races by running 10k. My daughter is a hightly ranked collegiate 800m runner. Until I recently lost 40 pounds, running any distance was out of the question for me. There was no way my feet could take such a pounding.
A number of people on Spark recommended the Couch-to-5k program. I did my first session yesterday. This first workout was 20 minutes of walking and jogging. 60 seconds of jogging followed by 90 seconds of walking sounded too easy.
It wasn't. It was just right.
I decided to go to the local high school track for this first workout. The track surface is resiliant and helps prevent injuries. I had to sneak out of the house. My wife and daughter love to run and would likely want to go with me. I really didn't need to be reminded that I am slow as molasses!
I used to do quite a lot of running. I ran the 1600m in high school. Because of my weight, I had not been able to run for years. I think I may like being a runner again.