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Made it through day 3, yeah!  I decided to do my run today, Saturday, instead of on Friday as I was too tired on Friday after a long week of work.  It seemed to be a bit tougher today than the first two but my Garmin Forerunner 305 data does show I pushed a bit harder than day’s 1 and 2.  I’m glad that this program eases one into running as even at this easy stage it’s a bit of a challenge for me.  Still, I feel good after getting each day’s run in even though I feel tired after them.  It’ll take time but I’m determined to catch the running bug despite my serious laziness for so long… :D

Here are my statistics from todays run:

Total workout time, including warm-up and cool-down: 30 Minutes
Average Pace: 1 mile in 12 minutes 18 seconds
Avg Speed/Max Speed: 4.9 mph/ 8.2 mph
Average Heart Rate: 156 beats per minute(bpm)
Max Heart Rate: 197 bpm
Total Distance: 2.44 Miles
Calories Burned: 336

As you can see, everything was a bit elevated in todays run as compared to Wednesday’s run except for Max Speed.  For next weeks runs I may try to cut back a bit on the speed and keep a better eye on my heart rate so that I don’t burn out.

Well, I’m out.  Have a great weekend!

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I got through Day 2 just fine.  It’s still a bit of a struggle for me since I am so out of shape but I’ll get there.  Looks like I pushed about as hard this time as I did on Monday as the stat’s are pretty similar.  My hip didn’t hurt today like it did on Monday so that’s encouraging.  With that said, here are my statistics from my Garmin.

Total workout time, including warm-up and cool-down: 30 Minutes
Average Pace: 1 mile in 12 minutes 32 seconds
Avg Speed/Max Speed: 4.8 mph/ 9.5 mph
Average Heart Rate: 147 beats per minute(bpm)
Max Heart Rate: 187 bpm
Total Distance: 2.39 Miles
Calories Burned: 333

I’ll post tomorrow with any soreness I feel, hopefully there wont be any. :-D

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Just wanted to say that I’m not really all that sore today. I noticed that last week after my run on Monday I was awfully sore on Tuesday. The extra stretching must have helped some in keeping me from hurting as much today.

I’ll check in again tomorrow night and let you know how Day 2 of Week 1 went.

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I got through Day 1 again for week 1.  It seemed a bit harder this time than the last time I did it, looking at my Garmin records I did end up pushing a little harder this time as compared to last time.  I made sure to stretch real good this time after my run so hopefully that will help out a bit tomorrow.  There was some pain in my hip but I don’t think it will last long; I must have been more out of shape than I first suspected.  Here are my workout stats for this days workout:

Total workout time, including warm-up and cool-down: 30 Minutes
Average Pace: 1 mile in 12 minutes 34 seconds
Avg Speed/Max Speed: 4.8 mph/ 7.9 mph
Average Heart Rate: 150 beats per minute(bpm)
Max Heart Rate: 188 bpm
Total Distance: 2.40 Miles
Calories Burned: 329

I’ll let you know tomorrow if I’m sore, hopefully not but I am still a serious couch potato so I’ll probably end up being sore… :-)

Well, I made it through the first workout.  It wasn’t too bad even for someone as out of shape as myself.  I found the workouts to be a bit challenging but not so challenging that I had problems completing any of the intervals.  If you haven’t read up on the Couch-to-5K program yet here is what the first week workouts entail:

5 minute warm-up consisting of brisk walking

20 minutes of the following, or 8 sets of each:
     60 seconds of jogging followed by
     90 seconds of brisk walking

5 minute cool-down consisting of easy walking

Not too hard for a beginner and it will get my legs and lungs ready for more strenuous workouts later.  I found myself a bit winded during the 60 second jogs but was able to easily complete the whole workout.

Now since I am using the Garmin Forerunner 305 to get my heart rate and distance stats I’ll record some of the important numbers in each one of my posts.

Total workout time, including warm-up and cool-down: 30 Minutes
Average Pace: 1 mile in 12 minutes 48 seconds
Avg Speed/Max Speed: 4.7 mph/ 7.5 mph
Average Heart Rate: 141 beats per minute(bpm)
Max Heart Rate: 179 bpm
Total Distance: 2.34 Miles
Calories Burned: 318

I also wanted to mention one thing which I found helpful, I am using the Couch to 5K podcasts created by Robert Ullrey located here.  I found the first weeks podcast to be a good companion for my run so if you want to give them a try go ahead and download them, they’re free! :-)  I also saw some on the iTunes store but haven’t tried them so I cant give my opinion on any of them.

That’s it for this post.  I’ll let you know on Wednesday how that day went.

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