... the "Couch-to-5k" plan, that is!
Michael is training for a 5k too, and he's doing the "Couch-to-5k" plan, and, even though he's at week 6, and I'm at week 2, it appears that there are at least certain aspects of that plan that thought out better than mine.
On my plan, today was supposed to be a "run 10 minutes" day. Yeah... that's not happening. Like I said yesterday, I don't have the endurance for a longer run like this... and the Couch-to-5k has longer activity than I was planning on my "hard" days, if you will. So, today I walked (swapped my running and walking days this week), so tomorrow I will run again.
Then, tomorrow, I'm going to do workout #2 on week 2 of Couch-to-5k:
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes.
Thursday, I'll walk again, then on Friday I'll do workout #3 on week 2, etc (which in this case is the same).
I like this plan because it's realistic. It doesn't tell me to go run for 10 minutes. It understands that, darn it, I can't run 10 mins straight right now... so let me run 90 seconds and walk 120.
So, this is basically a meld of my old plan , the Couch-to-5k, a little bit of the Beginning marathon training plan, and the Beginning 5k plan from Runner's World.
In general, M,W, F will be a walk -> run/walk day; T,Th, Su will be a run/walk -> run day.
This is a much more realistic plan for me.
Btw, walked a mile and a half today and my legs are feeling it... gotta stretch those calves!