Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Week 1 - Crazy Idea...starting point... I have yet another crazy idea.(insert rolling eyes) *Please note that this is NOT part of any resolution.  It is just something I congered up today while on the treadmill.

I want to run a 5k non stop.

I am out of shape and want to have a goal to work towards.

I know that a 5k isn't much to many of you...but for me, it's a good start!

I want to be able to do this in a month.  Here's the schedule.

Mon Rest
Tue Run 2 mins, walk 4 mins. Do 5 times
Wed Rest
Thu Run 3 mins, walk 3 mins. Do 4 times
Fri Rest
Sat Run 3 mins, walk 3 mins. Do 4 times
Sun Rest
Mon Rest
Tue Run 5 mins, walk 3 mins. Do 3 times
Wed Rest
Thu Run 5 mins, walk 3 mins. Do 3 times
Fri Rest
Sat Run 7 mins, walk 2 mins. Do 3 times
Sun Rest
Mon Rest
Tue Run 8 mins, walk 2 mins. Do 3 times
Wed Rest
Thu Run 8 mins, walk 2 mins. Do 3 times
Fri Rest
Sat Run 10 mins, walk 2 mins. Do twice then run for 5 mins
Sun Rest
Mon Rest
Tue 8 mins, walk 2 mins. Do 3 times
Wed Rest
Thu Run 9 mins, walk 1 min. Do 3 times
Fri Rest
Sat Run 12 mins, walk 2 mins. Do twice then run for 5 mins
Sun RUN 5K

And for my running friends-please check this schedule and give me any and all advice you would like.  I am open to your ideas!


Jamie said...

Good job setting a goal Erin! I think the schedule is VERY doable, in fact, I would suggest that you are capable of much more, even though you believe you are out of shape! When I first got back into running a year ago, I used to pick a 1/2 hour tv program. I would run through the program and walk through the commercials. It was great, because you never knew for sure how long you would be running or walking. Good luck with the 5K. I would also see if you can find an actual race to run, and register right away. If you have already paid for it, you will be more motivated to do it!

Erin said...

Thanks for the advice! I *think* that I can do more too...I would like to work in some resistance training on the "rest" days so that I am able to tone(ok seriously...I need a tummy tuck!)my flab.
I checked today to see if there were any 5k's around here in the near future...there isn't.(that I could find)I think I am going to stick to my schedule, work myself up to know that I can do it and then find a few(in different months) to keep me going. I am doing this origional goal with my sister who is leaving to go to the Army in 6-8 weeks, so I don't think I will lack the motivation to do this schedule.

Thanks again!
p.s.-did you get my email?

Hollie said...

Erin... You can do whatever you set your mind to so don't go around just *thinking* you can do more! Remember you don't have to be the fastest one out there and the only person you're out to "beat" is the voice inside your head saying that "you can't!"

I would work some more cardio into your rest days as well, the elliptical or the bike would be good for those days.

Last year I did the Run For Hungry Children in May. It was right in Woodstock, just two times around the park, I think they're doing it again so that would be a good one.

Keep it up and before you know it you'll be ready for your first 10k.

andrea said...

is this the couch to 5 k program? all my friends were running it. i never followed any program...I feels so good running once you condition your body. way to go!!! i remember before the snowall in autumn I ran 5 km and would've done longer but hubby had to get to work...that was an amazing feeling! getting healthy is so worth it! i started this year 25 pounds lighter because of my running last year (my dear friend has lost over 40!!!)!