Sunday, January 28, 2007

Everywhere I went, I was RUNNING

Yesterday, I noticed that I needed new sneakers, so I went to Macy's to take a look. I had a $25 off coupon, and while I was there, I became interested in the new NIKE+ shoe and program. Basically, there is this egg shaped piece of thing that sits in your left shoe, and talks to your ipod while you are running. It keeps up with your distance, speed, pace, etc. and loads it onto the internet.

This inspired me. I had heard about the "Couch to 5K" program before. Basically, it is a training program that gets you from couch potato to 5k runner in 9 weeks. I have decided to give it a shot. I will keep you posted. This is week one, and I have run a mile each day yesterday and today, but tomorrow, I start my "training" which are 20-minute intervals. I will do these intervals 3 days a week. On the days in between, I plan to do the quick little 8 minute mile that I already have started for myself.

Here is a description of what I will be doing this week:
"Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes."

I will let you know how I do. I have also given myself a goal of running four 8 minute miles this month. (These will be separate of the other training. Which is why I have challenged myself to only 4)

Keep your fingers crossed!

1 comment:

Eileen said...

I'm very impressed!
Good luck!
And I love that you put the Whale Harbor pic on your headline. you're so savvy.