Couch to 5k

I’ve prepared an email with these details in a couple of times now, so I thought I’d put it on here for easy reference.

I started jogging 9 or so weeks ago, and decided to follow the Couch to 5K programme from Cool Running. With the exception of the week when I was on holiday, I’ve ran 3 days per week and this morning completed Week 8 Day 2. I ran for 28 minutes non-stop, and covered 4.1 kilometers.

One of the main helpers in my ability to do this have been the podcasts – I don’t have a watch that works at the moment, and the thought of pulling my phone out and second watching to work out when I should run and when I should walk (at least in the early weeks) held no appeal – so I’ve been using Robert Ullrey’s C25K Podcasts.

I’ve been using twitter to record my progress since Week 3 for both distance and feelings – you can take a look here.

By the end of next week I should be able to run for 30 minutes without stopping, and should be approaching that 5K mark. Now I just have to find a 5K race to compete in – the only runs I can find at the moment seem to be 8K or 10K which is somewhat out of my reach at the moment.