I've never been much of a runner.
I've never enjoyed it and have never really been
able to run for very long.
After about a minute I'm usually gasping for air and
regretting even starting.
So you'll probably be surprised if told you
I ran 4 times last week.
Yep, four times!
Me and the treadmill are slowly becoming friends.
I've been doing the walking/running method
and am very pleased to say it seems to be
working incredibly well for me.
I'm still gasping for air but am starting to find this whole
running business easier
and more enjoyable.
Here's what I've been doing this first week:
Warm up: 5 minute brisk walk
Minute 1: run
Minute 2: walk
Minutes 3 and 4: run
Minutes 5 and 6: walk
Minutes 7 and 8: run
Minutes 9 and 10: walk
Minutes 11 and 12: run
Minutes 13 and 14: walk
Minutes 15 and 16: run
Minutes 17 and 18: walk
Minutes 19, 20 and 21: run
Cool down: 5 minute brisk walk
It did this every other day, it is VERY
important to give your body a day to rest
Those last 3 minutes of running were HARD on me,
especially the first time, but I puffed my way through it!
I also listened to some good tunes, which made
it all a lot easier!
Tuesday I'm shaking my programme up a bit
and starting week 2.
A bit more running, a bit less walking.
It will be hard but I am SURE I can do it.
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Have a happy week everyone!