This week is week one of my 8 week Running for Beginners program. Since I know nothing about running, I searched online for information on training for a 10K and found this program on about.com. This is what I’m supposed to do week one.
Week one: Walk for 6 minutes, then jog at an easy pace for 1 minute. Repeat 3 times. Aim for three sessions with that same sequence for week one.
Run for one minute. No problem right? I mean one minute, that so easy! Yeah right!!! I hadn’t run in years, and I was feeling it. It felt like I weighed a ton and like things were jiggling and jangling that shouldn’t be. I was at the gym, and though it was pretty empty I was still embarrassed that anyone was there to see this horrid sight. After the first minute of running I actually thought that I couldn’t do this and that I need to lose some weight before I attempt this again and that I’m too heavy to be running. Pathetic!!! But I’m not pathetic. I was determined to get through it, and I did. That is, I did day one on Monday. I’ll be repeating the whole thing on Wednesday and Friday. Also, I did the walk/run after an hour on the elliptical. Maybe I should’ve done the walk/run first, but I really like the elliptical and don’t want to skimp on that, so I am choosing to do that first.