Friday, July 30, 2010

C25k - Week 1 report

  • 5 min Brisk warm up walk
  • Alternate 60 seconds of running followed by 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.
  • 5 min. cool down
Day 1
1.78 mi / 00:30 - 16:51 pace
I was a little nervous going into my first day of the "Couch to 5k" program, but I did it!!! I didn't die, pass out or even stop! wooo! I was cautious and took ibuprofen before bed.

Day 2
1.82 mi / 00:30 - 16:29 pace
It really took a lot of self convincing to get up and out of the house for my day 2 workout. I really didn't want to... but some how I managed. Thank goodness! I really wanted to see if I could (and I did) improve my distance... because after all, the goal is a 5k!

Day 3
1.86 mi / 00:30 - 16:07 pace
I improved my distance again! The run went great and I was lucky to have the fan pointed on me at the gym :-) I've been feeling a little tightness in my hips and the beginnings of shin splints...

Random Thoughts
I'm starting to really believe in the program already. It might be too early to say that, but if I can do this, you certainly can! Thanks everyone for the support in the last C25k post!


  1. Awesome week one! Keep it up!

  2. I've heard a lot of great things about the C25k setup. You're not the first I've heard say "If I can do it, anybody can!" and I'm starting to really believe it. It's amazing how motivational the whole thing seems to be and I hope you continue to update us on your progress (even if you miss some days or lose motivation for a bit, just pick back up and keep going :D ).

  3. It's a really good program to get you started into running. I like that it starts you in intervals so you don't go out there running the whole time feeling like you're going to die. I remember the first time I ran 2+ miles without stopping. It felt pretty good!!!