Cto5k Series: Week 1!

Are we ready?? 9 Weeks until FitBloggin’ and 9 weeks until you run your first 5k with your blogging friends! Don’t underestimate the importance of this week. Take the workouts seriously and jot them in your calender. Each week will consist of 3 workouts so try to figure out what days work for you and carve out that time. It’s your time.

Week 1 – 3/20/2011

Workout 1
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.
Workout 2
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.
Workout 3
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

Message from New Balance and Holly Perkins

Holly Perkins This week your body will begin to adapt to the new movement of running. While they seem similar, running is very different from walking. Stick to the running program here so your body can adjust properly without soreness, stress or injury.

Run only the suggested length of time even if you can run longer.

Use these 9 weeks to test out your hydration methods that you’ll need during the 5K. Regardless of your run/walk speed, or fitness level, you need to drink plain water during your runs/walks.

To keep your lower legs flexible and injury free, you’ll want to stretch everyday for 5-10 minutes. Be sure to include stretches for your: calves, quadriceps, hamstrings and hip flexors.

*Workouts based on the The Couch-to-5K ¬ģ Running Plan

Comments

  1. Holly Perkins says

    Would love to hear about your training experiences and insights so far. Please share!