Well, I’ve decided to dabble back into running again. I was thinking about how much running I used to do before I hurt my back and then I just struggled with it too much for it to be enjoyable. Not that running itself was ever really all that enjoyable, but I loved how I felt after.
So, cueing on the purchase of my new shoes last weekend, I am going to start the couch to 5K and see what happens this time.
Week 1 started today and boy, it sure feels like the beginning again! I was talking to John about how I used to run for an hour straight back in the day and that seems almost unreal. Of course, I chose to start on a Thursday, which makes my week whonky, but whatever. I will plan on Tues, Thurs and either Sat/Sun for the runs.
This is the first week:
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. Then 5 minute cool down (30 minutes total).
We’ll see how it goes. It may not last. I have to listen to my leg on that, but it seems that periodically I get the urge to try again. It also feels good to change something up until the outdoor biking season comes (come on biking!!).