Run 1, Week 1 (CT5K): Hooray! I just completed my first run!
Posted Oct 18 2008 4:09pm
I'm using Robert Ullrey's great CT5K podcasts, which you can download here. I also use a nifty little iPod arm-band style holder for my workouts, which looks like this.
Earlier this evening, I started with a 5-minute brisk walk & then alternated between intervals of 90 second brisk walks & 60 second runs for a total of 20 minutes. It felt good. Especially because I wasn't out of breath or panting like a dog afterwards! ;-) The program is meant to gently introduce (or in my case, re-introduce) you to running. Now, although I'm an experienced runner, I must confess that it's been several months since my last serious training program. (Yikes, it's hard to admit that publicly!)
I don't make excuses, but if you're curious to hear the reason for my prolonged hiatus from running, you're welcome to click here for the story of my injury, a melodramatic tale of misdirected angst & woe! ;-)