Hello! My name is Rachael, I am 30 years old, and I'm not sure if I have ever ran once in my adult life. I'm on a path to a much healthier lifestyle, and thought that I needed to find new and exciting ways to get some fitness worked back in to my life. Currently my favorite activity is bike riding, but I think running has the potential to be a nice partner to that.
I have to say I have no idea what I am doing. I am going to follow the plan outlined here starting today, and see how it goes. I was recently given a pair of running shoes that seem to fit pretty well, and I've got my Iphone and some ear buds. Hopefully that is all I need to get started. I really am excited! I hope I am one of those that seem to find a passion for running. I haven't signed up for any race yet, I don't even know where to look in my area to find a 5K. Any tips on that? It would be nice to have something to strive for and a date/goal in mind as I start this program.
One question. When you are first starting out, how do you keep up with your time when you are supposed to be switching off between walking/jogging? Are there apps that can alert you when it is time to switch? Is everyone just starting at their watches or phones the whole time or just guessing when it is time to switch? :)
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