Wednesday, February 26, 2014
A few weeks back I decided to incorporate running 3x/week instead of just walking during my workout.
I was able to run 3 times around the park near our house which turns out to be 1 mile. So, it takes 1/2 mile to get there, I usually spend 30 minute at the park (5-6 times around the park), and then another 1/2 mile home.
I then started increasing my distance running, maintaining the increase for a few runs before adding more distance.
This week I'm up to 5 laps (1.67 miles) with a 1 minute walking rest at mile 1. Then I walk a few more laps (3 more today) while my Hubby finishes a slightly longer run.
1st week of March: I'll increase by 1/2 lap (@0.17 miles)
2nd week of March: increase another 1/2 lap for a total of 2 miles.
And so on...
I also walk on most days I don't run.
In the same 46-50 minute time frame, I've gone from 2.67 miles to 3.67 miles in about a month's time.
Hopefully that is gradual enough that I avoid injury and don't experience burnout :)
What are your fitness goals for March?