Running from the couch to 5K

February 19th, 2012 by UFO in Health

One of my new years resolutions (that were reasonable and not dismissed) was to start running. I started running some time ago, even ran one race), but my training was not consistent nor organised in any way. With time I got better, but I felt the result could be better.

My brother recommended me C25K training (Couch to 5K) and after some research I decided to give it a try. The training consists of three sessions per week. Running and walking are alternated in various periods of time. Each week the amount of running is increased and amount of walking decreased.

Today I finished the Week number 5. So far it feels manageable. My average and maximum heart rate and also my recovery rate increased a lot. If I keep up with the pace, finishing the course should be a milestone in my running practice.