well i’ve done it, step one of the NHSC25K #runner

c25k_258x158Well after convincing my self I couldn’t do it, it will hurt too much, my knees wont take it, I’ve got up off the couch and ran (if you can call it that) along to the NHS podcast for couch to 5k in 9 weeks. I’ve done the reading thought about it, and am now planning to make it fit into my weeks.

You can learn more about the NHSC25K here, but the short version is that in 9 weeksyou should be able to run 5k or for atleast 30 minutes. At the moment that seems a stretch, but tonights first go, which included running for a whole 8 minutes went ok.

I’ve tracked my run, with Garmin Connect using yet another toy, so here goes…

 

If has worked you should see it above!. You will notice, roughly, a 5 minute brisk walk to warm up then intervals of 60’s run then 90 secs walk and repeat… I have to repeat this 3 times this week with a day off in between. The  challenge now is how I feel in the morning.

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So if it goes to plan, another run on Wednesday or Thursday and then for the weekend. i will let you know how I get on…