Karen "All things are difficult before they are easy."
I just completed session one of the couch to 5k. And I feel AWESOME! I have seen the goal around here all the time, and finally looked it up the other day and read about the plan. This month I’ve been trying to work out more days than not, and I’ve been bored with it… without any sort of a plan. And since I don’t have the funds at the moment to hire a hot personal trainer to motivate me, this shall do for now. I’m shocked at how easy session one was. I wasn’t sure if I’d be dying after ten minutes of alternating run/walking but I managed to do it. The pace for this first week sessions was just about perfect for me, and 28 mins flew by. It was amazing how just focusing on the 60 sec/90sec increments made doing 20+ min so doable. And it helped to have a guy on the treadmill next to me that walked really slowly the whole time I was there, and did this odd super incline walk while putting all his weight on the bars and front the machine. It made me feel fit! Usually I get this little guy that hops on the machine next to me and proceeds to sprint on 6.0 for 45 min … while I run for a minute of two and then pant a lot.
I’m thinking I’ll extend week one maybe for a couple weeks… just to up my fitness level a bit. I’m excited about this plan. :)
Does anyone know that’s done this if the 5 min warm up is supposed to be included in the 20 mins total run/walk, or is it separate?