Thursday, July 11, 2013
On my SparkPage I've written that one of my goals is to run 5k. I can walk 5k, but I'd like to have the stamina to run that distance. I don't have to run it fast; I just want to be able to do it.
I sucessfully completed Couch to 5k program years ago, but didn't follow it up with consistency. I tried the program again fairly recently, but had trouble keeping up with it. So after looking into a number of other different programs, my program includes 3-4 days per week of doing a combination of walking and running, interval fashion. The distance and time varies, but I currently try to get in 9 miles per week over those 3-4 sessions.
I'm using the Nike+ app to track my distance and speed and doing these workouts both outdoors and on a treadmill, depending on weather and schedule. My goal for each workout is to beat my average speed per mile which means that I'm increasingly running a bit more over time.