Friday, March 14, 2008

From the Couch to the 5K

No, I am not crazy...this is a running plan...Ian and I have decided that we are going to run in the local "race" for FunFest (a local week long event for our area) this summer....It is in the middle of July...So we have started this running program...From the couch to the 5K...I started this last summer, and did really well for 2 months...and then I went on vacation...I ran 2 days while we were at the beach...and then it was down hill after that...This program is really a great one...I could tell such a difference in my stamina after we got to week 4 and 5 of the program...Is is easy? No...I am definately not a runner, but I am dedicated this time...Ian is a great "running buddy" because he could run forever...We carry our stop watch with us, and take off outside...and just run in our neighborhood....Good quality time for us, plus we are getting in some serious shape....I have been working out 4-5 days a week at the YMCA since December....Working out with weights and lots of cardio on the cross trainer....It is getting a little frustrating because I have only lost a total of 6 pounds(and I want to lose 40, yes, I need to lose that much!)....Ugh.....So, one of my friends that goes to the Y with me, was talking about changing up her workout...so I thought I might as well try it...So, I pulled out the old "running plan"...asked Ian to join in with me...and we have started our "training"...will keep you posted on how we are doing....Hopefully come July...We can post some pictures of us finishing this race...=) Here is our workout that we have been doing for week one....we do the following 3 times a week..
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.
Be sure to check out the site, CoolRunning.com, it has the entire workout posted, week by week...Hope everyone has a great Friday....Worked last night...so, good night...

10 comments:

Tanja said...

Running is the best workout I've found. I did it for about a month and a half and could feel muscles in places I'd never had them before. I ran on our treadmill, so I couldn't use weather as an excuse. But I kept hearing about people running and injuring themselves, so I quit. I still run on it occasionally, but I like speed walking better now. Be careful out there! I think it is so great that Ian is going with you.

Leeann said...

I'm looking at the pic of you and your honey on your sidebar...not really seeing where that 40 lbs is that you are trying to lose....
Good for you with the 5K! I always do 2 every summer, but I have 4 lined up this year. I must be crazy. You'll have to post your finishing time!

Cassie said...

Well, Leeann, I did post a picture of what I looked like before I gained this extra weight...that I can't seem to get off!!! But thanks form the compliment!! WOW!! I think we will be good to actually finish this race..We will see though...That is a good bit of time we have before it gets here...

Anonymous said...

That" awesome Cassie! Great to have a sidekick with you too! You guys make a great team! Stick with it...YOU CAN DO IT!!
CHRISTY H.

Alicia said...

You know how you just know when you go to a blog that you're going to like it? We'll, that's what I did with yours. I saw the top and just knew it would be good. Proud of you for training for the 5K. Awesome job! And your photographs are amazing. What camera do you have? (that's kind of semi-rhetorical!) Great to find you at the party-I'll be back!

BethAnne said...

I am impressed!!! I can't believe that you need to lose 40 lbs, but I am impressed you are going to run the FunFest race. I have several friends that always run in it. It's fun that you and your son run together. That IS great quality time for you guys.

The closest I get to running is setting #8 on my eliptical. I can run about a 1/2 mile before needing a breathing treatment (and I dont have asthma!) I hope you win that race and who knows I might even come out early to watch you!!!

i-Mommy said...

Wow. Good luck with the marathon.

The kids and I go running on the trails here, but I don't think I could ever do anything close to what you're attempting!

Fran said...

Why is working out so hard?? I'm going to get on the treadmill right now...and do this plan! Thank ya!! And...good luck!

Blessings~
Fran

Natalie said...

thanks for sharing that training web site. i think i am going to get off of my couch too. you may have motivated me. i do work out dvds and the elliptical machine but i think i need to get outside too. i have 60 lbs to drop! good luck to you.

BeachMama said...

Awesome. I too have been doing the C35K, but since I was sick for the last almost two weeks, I have kinda got off track. I hope to get back on track this week. The 5k I am planning to run is in May and another in June.