Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Walker To Runner! 8-Week Plan & Motivation!



Running is definitely not easy! Let's start with that! It's the second month and I can surely say that it has become a little easier, but I still have a long way to go due to the fact that I swapped a few scheduled days in exchange for working out at home. I surprised myself over the weekend and made it for about 4 -5  minutes straight before I was gasping for air! It's so inspiring to see folks jog right by with ease and before you know it, they're gone! I know that'll be me one day. I needed a plan to stick to and now I have one! I've posted it here for any of you who may be interested in trying it out for yourself.






As with anything else, you evolve over time and so I guess I can say I'm going through runner's 'growing pain'. They say it takes 10,000 hours of dedication to become an expert at anything and so all I have time for is improving. I've been feeling a little cramping in my left inner thigh but I'm not really sure if it's from the jogging, the stretching or from both. I gave it about 2 - 3 days to recover but can't just sit around with my legs up! I try to ease into the stretches a bit less than before for now to not pull or overwork the muscle/s.  My goal is to be able to do a marathon sometime later this year which I think will be a great accomplishment  and for a worthy cause. 

I need a new headset now also because the ones I have now are too large and fall out every minute which is rather irritating. I just recently bought one before the holidays that is already malfunctioning and the brand new ones that came with my son's phone are already destroyed. What's a girl to do? Anyway, I MUST have music so I'll figure it out somehow.


8 Week Running Plan


WEEKWORKOUT
1Mon: walk 2 min., run 1 min. (7x) = 21 min.
Wed: walk 2 min., run 2 min. (6x) = 24 min.
Fri: walk 2 min., run 3 min. (5x) = 25 min.
2Mon: walk 1 min., run 3 min. (7x) = 28 min.
Wed: walk 1 min., run 4 min. (5x) = 25 min.
Fri: walk 1 min., run 5 min. (5x) = 30 min.
3Mon: walk 1 min., run 6 min. (4x) = 28 min.
Wed: walk 1 min., run 7 min. (4x) = 32 min.
Fri: walk 1 min., run 8 min. (4x) = 36 min.
4Mon: run 8 min., walk 1 min., run 9 min., walk 1 min. (2x) = 38 min.
Wed: run 9 min., walk 1 min., run 9 min., walk 1 min. (2x) = 40 min.
Fri: run 9 min., walk 1 min., run 10 min., walk 1 min. (2x) = 42 min.
5Mon: run 10 min., walk 1 min., run 10 min., walk 1 min. (2x) = 44 min.
Wed: run 10 min., walk 1 min., run 12 min. (1x) = 23 min.
Fri: run 12 min., walk 1 min., run 15 min. (1x) = 28 min.
6Mon: run 15 min., walk 1 min., run 15 min. (1x) = 31 min.
Wed: run 15 min., walk 1 min., run 18 min. (1x) = 34 min.
Fri: run 18 min., walk 1 min., run 20 min. (1x) = 39 min.
7Mon: run 10 min., walk 1 min., run 21 min. (1x) = 32 min.
Wed: run 10 min., walk 1 min., run 23 min. (1x) = 34 min.
Fri: run 10 min., walk 1 min., run 25 min. (1x) = 36 min.
8Mon: run 26 min. (1x) = 26 min.
Wed:run 28 min. (1x) = 28 min.
Fri: run 30 min. (1x) = 30 min.









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