ME!! That’s who!! I only have 2 more weeks of Couch 2 5K left and I should be able to run a 5K straight. Today I ran 25 minutes straight. Unfortunately, the GPS on Endomondo wasn’t working right, so I estimate that I ran about 2.5 miles straight!! I found out that they also have a couch to 10K and a couch to 21K app, but I think I’ll be happy if I can just run a 5K. I love running on the Katie Trail because it’s basically a flat run. Wednesday, I’m running in an 8K run at White Rock Lake/Flagpole Hill. My plan is to run 3 miles straight, then walk/run the final part. My extremely athletic friend said he was glad I was going to run more because that meant he didn’t have to wait as long at the end of the race for me. Punk.
I am not a runner. I want to think I am, but I really am not. I get really motivated to start running, but I just don’t go as far or as fast as I want to and I end up getting discouraged and quit. Usually, this happens right about the time I get to the point when I can run two miles straight. I had finally decided I was going to give up on running and focus on being a walker when someone told me about the Couch to 5K app on the iPhone. About 2 weeks ago, I decided to give it a go. So far it has been an easy work out. It starts out with a 5 minute walk and then has you alternate walking and running. (I have been using the 5 minute walk time as a 5 minute jog time.) As the weeks go on, they add run time and minimize walk time. As of today, I have completed Week 3, Day 1 of the couch to 5K program. Since this starts out slowly and helps you build stamina, I feel like I may be able to keep this up. I guess we’ll have to see as the runs start getting longer if this is going to work for me!!