I jumped on week 3 of the Couch to 5k training program today. This week, I am supposed to complete the following routine:
Run: 1.5 minutes
Walk: 1.5 minutes
Run: 3 minutes
Walk: 3 minutes
When I just follow this routine and go through it once, I finish at about 26 minutes. Not a great time, but I’m not working on time yet. I’m working on endurance. Today, as I have been the past couple weeks, I felt great so I kept going. I ended up going through the routine twice, upping the incline on the second set of run/walks. I finished by walking uphill at 7.5% and 4 mph. What a great workout!
My total distance was 3.2 miles and I burned about 425 calories (per my HRM). I think it’s amazing how a great workout can give you energy and motivation for the rest of the day. I’m working on laundry now, and then heading to the pool to do a little sunbathing with Chrissy and then going to a Dayton Dragons game with her, her boyfriend Jason, and Jeff.
What exercise do you do that really gets your heart pumping?