Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Couch to 5k

Last night I started a new workout program called couch to 5k. I recently heard about it from one of my besties Morgan. This program trains you to be able to run a 5k in 9 weeks. I downloaded the application on my iphone and it tells you what to do on the treadmill while listening to music at the same time. The first week you do a brisk five minute warm up walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of twenty minutes. Then a five minute cool down walk. Your iphone/ipod cues you when to walk or jog and counts down how long you have left. Week 2 is a five minute warm up walk then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking then a five minute cool down. Week 3 is 5 minute warm up then do two repetitions of the following: jog 90 seconds walk 90 seconds jog 3 minutes walk 3 minutes then cool down for 5 minutes. As you can see the jogging gets longer throughout the weeks to build the stamina to jog for 30 minutes which is equivalent to a 5k. I'm pretty excited and will keep you updated on my progress. Fall has arrived in full force! I'm excited for pumpkins, leaves changing, hot drinks from Starbucks, and Halloween!

"When autumn comes it doesn't ask it just walks in where it left you last, you never know when it starts 'til there's fog inside the glass of your summer heart"- john mayer


Lynsie Lea said...

wow what a workout! Sounds great!! LOVE the JM quote by the way... you know how i feel about Fall! =)

Pam said...

Hmm, I should SO be doing this. Good luck to you on the quest!

mary said...

That is so awesome. I'm going to have to find that App.