Thursday, October 14, 2010

Learning to run….

I have a co-worker and good friend [both in their late 40s] who told me they wanted to start running and asked if I would help them. ABSOLUTELY! This is something that I LOVE to do. It’s no secret that I love to run…I get such an enjoyment from it…a peace, relaxation…

I used to be big runner in college, especially my sophomore year until I started having major knee problems. I had surgery almost 2 years ago and I feel like I have a brand new knee! It’s been incredible!

BUT anyway, so for the past 2 weeks [3 days a week-ALTHOUGH we are only on day 4] we are doing a running plan. I actually created one in my head wrote it all out and then found a beginner plan online. Let’s just say mine is a “little bit” easier. Not by much though….

So here it is, starting out for a brand new runner. If you’ve never ran before and want to, try it. These 2 ladies really didn’t think they could run. This week they ran a total of 32 minutes. Pretty good for only being on day 4!

Week 1:
3 days a week
Run 1 min
Walk 2 min
Repeat 10xs

Week 2:
2 days a week
Run 2 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 10xs

1 day
Run 3 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 7xs

Week 3:
2 days a week
Run 4 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 5x

1 day
Run 5 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 4xs

We have started meeting at work 30 minutes earlier than normal to run. It really has been a great start to the day. Try it out! If you work outside of the home, ask a co-worker to start exercising with you. The weather in SC right now is beautiful! Not too hot, not cold! You can also do this plan at the gym!


Melissa's Thoughts said...

I love it that you enjoy running. I on the other hand love to walk, but would love to run. I dream that I can run and Forrest Gump. Ha..but then I wake up and know it was just a dream

Jemsmom said...

I have a crazy dream of running in a half marathon one day. It is crazy though! I have arthritis in both knees so it isn't that easy, but I do want to do it! You inspire me to go for it!

Rhonda said...

I just started running for the first time this summer and loved it. Then got a new job and got side tracked! I've got to get back with it.

Any way, I did the C25k plan and it totally works. I made it to W5D3 which is running 20 minutes straight before I stopped. I could barely make the 1 minute runs in the beginning. I highly recommend this program!

Vanessa said...

Hi! I just found your blog through Jemsmom and was immediately drawn to it because of the adoption connection. We have adopted twice and I just started sharing some of our journey on my blog. Stop by sometime if you get a chance! You can go into the category section and look for Adoption or Labor of the Heart to learn more about our story! :-)
Blessings to you on this amazing roller-coaster of a journey!