As I’m not really used to strenuous exercise, I’ve decided to follow the Couch To 5K program that everyone seems to be talking about.
The idea is to start with short bursts of running and walking, building up the running time each day until you can run a whole 5K for 30 minutes without stopping.
The entire program is supposed to take eight weeks, with three running sessions per week. Then, on the ninth week, you should be able to do the 5K.
I’m not sure if I will be able to do it in just eight weeks, but the idea makes sense. Start with something that feels achievable and then build it up a little bit at a time until you reach your goal.
In order to help with this, I have downloaded the free C25K app. The app tells you when to run and when to walk so that you don’t have worry about looking at your watch; you can just focus on what you are doing.
So, now that’s sorted, all I need to do is dust off my running shoes, dig out some suitable clothing and set my alarm for early tomorrow morning so that I can run without worrying about being seen!
Are you doing C25K? Have you used the app? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.