I have been keeping up with the Couch to 5K program and have moved on to Week 2. I took a couple weeks to get comfortable with Week 1. Week 2 has you taking a brisk walk for the first 5 minutes and then doing 90 seconds of run followed by 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes.
I must admit there were a couple of days I skipped the running and either walked or did some other form of exercise due to the heat. We have been having upper 90’s to 100 degree weather and when you factor in the humidity it is just unbearable. With the heat index it was 115 degrees the other day. I am looking forward to next week when the temperature is supposed to drop to the upper 80’s.
Clan Donaldson set up a Catholic Exchange Virtual 5K and I think I will participate. It will take place on Saturday, September 29th and here are the guidelines:
- Mark out a 3.1 mile course. Design your own run- flat? hilly? on the local high school track? It’s your 5K, run it where you like.
- Find a training program and try to stick to it. There’s lots of good couch-to-5K training plans for you, but don’t feel like you have to run this thing. The “run/walk/limp/crawl” thing is serious. Just move your body 3.1 miles at some point on September 29th.
- Set up a finish line and get a picture of you crossing it. Send the picture to my email, and I’ll include it in the post-race blog post.
- Print up this graphic and pin it/tape it to a white t-shirt. Viola! Free race shirt.
Read the whole post here.
I think this will be good practice for the
5K in October. Charlottesville
What have you been up to this week?