Since graduating college, I wanted to be a runner. I read a lot of Healthy Living Blogs and they were all runners. I immediately started Couch to 5K and completed about three weeks before puttering out.
I’ve done that twice now. I didn’t want to run so much as I wanted to be a runner.
I knew going into this that I have no problem starting, my issue is keeping motivated when it sucks. So far it seems to be going well!
This time I’m doing the Nike Running 5K Training plan, which is 8 weeks. I have two weeks of warm up runs before the plan really starts.
Here’s Week 1:
Sunday I went to the track with a friend and alternated running 100s, walking 400s four times.
Monday was a rest day because I was dead.
Tuesday I went back to the track and ran 100, walked 200, alternated six times. Tuesday was way harder than Sunday. Both mentally and physically
Wednesday I ran the block around my apartment with Liam. It’s equivalent to a track where one side is 100 meters and I really like being close to home. I tried using the Zombies Run app and while I am sure it can be very fun I had a hard time making it work. I don’t keep a lot of music on my phone because it kept running out of space. I couldn’t really make the app work with podcasts. Liam had a blast running. He’s a pretty fun running partner.
Thursday I did the same workout as Wednesday. Liam pooped out halfway through so I dropped him off at home after two laps and went back and finished another three. I really like running close to home and not having to drive back after a hard workout.
Friday we were going to take a rest day and needed to work a little harder to hit our fuel goals. Tony and I started playing Just Dance 4 and had so much fun we didn’t want to stop. We both earned our Water goal on our FuelBands by crushing our goal by 50%.
Saturday I had plans to go back to the track with a friend, but she had to cancel. I ran the block around my apartment using the Nike Running App. It worked well playing over my podcasts and I liked that it would stop tracking as soon as I stopped moving. My legs were pretty dead from jumping around the day before. After one mile it told me my pace. I am slow, but I’m moving.
Sunday I took Sunday off. After running 5 days and Just Dance kicking my butt, I thought a rest day was much-needed.
Overall, I’d call Week 1 a success! I’m excited to see how Week 2 goes.