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Couch to 5km starts tomorrow


Sunday, November 28, 2010

I'm down to 167 lbs and I've been holding that steadily for three weeks. I'm ready to move the scale again so tomorrow I start the coolrunning Couch to 5Km program. WK1 Day1 consists of a five minute warm up, 60 seconds of jogging/running and then 90 seconds of walking, repeat until the end of 30 minutes. I've been walking for a month now and I feel I'm ready to step it up a notch.

In addition to the Couch to 5Km running program, I'm also starting on Tuesday with 3x per week weight training. I will work out with weights this coming week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The following week it will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I'm excited to add this regimen to my routine. My first goal is to see 163 lbs by the end of December. From there I hope to lose 1 lb per week until I reach my goal of 145 lbs.

I can do this!!!!
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ELISADEL 11/28/2010 10:06PM

    Here's a link to the Podrunner podcast that I was talking about. http://www.djsteveboy.com/1day25k.h
tml I'm fairly sure I downloaded it through itunes rather than through their site

They use the C25K intervals, but they gave it a different name (but they do mention that they use the interval layout from C25K).

I remember seeing others around, but I didn't end up using those so I don't remember their names off the top of my head.

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ELISADEL 11/28/2010 8:30PM

    Sounds like a great plan!

Keep in mind with C25K that it's very common to repeat weeks, and it's extremely common to run slowly enough during the program that you're not actually doing 5k in 30 minutes by the end. The important thing is that you're learning to run for longer and longer. You can add speed later.

If you don't have a plan already for how you're going to do it, there are podcasts (such as Podrunner, but there are others) where people have made mixes of music that follow the program and cue you when you're supposed to change pace so that you don't have to obsess over looking at a clock or something.

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