View Full Version : Couch to 10k
04-10-2011, 12:44 PM
Has anyone tried this work out routine? I'm going to start it this week -- tomorrow hopefully. I'd love some company.
04-11-2011, 10:15 AM
Here's the link to Couch to 10K (http://rununiversity.com/running-101).
I'm starting tonight. If I have no takers, I may just post my progress here also to keep me motivated.
04-11-2011, 10:19 AM
Sounds cool!! I have some occassional foot issues so not going to take this on right now but I wish you well!!!
Look forward to reading about your progress. :-)
04-11-2011, 10:24 AM
I just looked at the website. I'm intrigued but need a bit more planning to get started. Love to hear how your adventures are going:heart
04-11-2011, 10:48 AM
I am doing a running program, but it's not quite this intense! I can't even run a mile right now so I am doing a babystep program and in 6 weeks I should be able to run 30min non-stop! I've always wanted to be a runner :)
Hope you have fun with your program!
I am on day 4 of mine (every other day running) and will be doing a 10min walking warm-up then the next 12min jogging for 2 and walking for 2 followed by a cool down. I am really enjoying myself and can't wait to get on my treddy!
04-11-2011, 11:55 AM
@lanib and @rawnhealthy: Iíll keep posting about how it is going. Iím excited and terrified all at the same time.
@shine: Which program are you using.
I guess I should add that the program Iím using encourages distance OR speed. You donít have to work on both in a workout. So, first, you go slow until you reach the distance. Then by the end of the week you can work on your speed because your body is used to the distance. Does that make sense.
Oh, and I am not a runner. I am a very slow jogger -- at best.
04-11-2011, 01:39 PM
@shine: Which program are you using.
Something I found on WomansHealth. You start very slowly with walk a minute/jog a minute and build from there.
My goal (besides 1 mile jog > 30 minute jog/run) is to trail run with my dog this summer!!
The distance/speed thing does make sense!
04-12-2011, 05:50 AM
@shine: I love that goal! I don't have a dog, but if I did, it would break my heart not to be able to run alongside. This is going to be awesome for you and your dog. Such great motivation.
So... I got out there and did the slog -- sloooooooooooooow jog! :) It felt good while doing it. And, I felt amazing after. I can't stress enough that I am not a runner. I get out of breath usually. I run with my chin on my chest, looking at the ground and thinking about my next step/breath.
Last night, I did looked straight ahead and TOOK MY TIME.
I'm going to hit the track again today while the kiddos are at soccer. Thank Goodness for soccer. :)
Have an awesome day everyone. And, come for the ride any time.
04-13-2011, 11:38 AM
So, I did the run/walk again. Not too shabby. Still really slow, but going well. I won't be able to get back out there today, but I am going to try to tomorrow (Thursday).
My DH is doing it with, but he's a week ahead of me. Yesterday he had to do run 3 laps, walk 2, run 3. He got it done. I'm keeping a positive outlook, but am terrified of getting out there next week with the longer runs.
Anytime you want to join in with me, please do. It is doable. I am terrible out of shape and I'm getting it done!
04-25-2011, 01:34 PM
I participated in my first 5K this past Saturday. I couldn't run it, because it took me 4 months since my New Year Resolution to try to get myself to walk 4 miles for exercise.
I am going to restart my 5K program for 16 weeks where I am going to do a test 5K run (with a 5K race) on the 8th week and do a final 5K race on the 16th week. I plan on running in these.
Next year I would like to do a 10K though. However, I would like to be able to run 4 to 5 miles at the end of the year, to help me become 10K (6 miles) ready.
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