Thursday, June 17, 2010

Couch to 5k in 4 weeks

I've decided that I want to take part in my first 5k. So as I was looking at different 5k events in the area, and in the time frame I wanted, I decided I wanted to take part in the Adam Towler 5k/10k memorial.

I didn't know Adam personally, but his story is really inspiring and in Laramie, things like this don't just happen everyday like some places.

Here is the article on what took place here in Laramie almost 4 years ago.

Here is the 5k/10k that I'm going to participate in this year. Exactly 30 days from today, 4 weeks 2 days.

I haven't registered quite yet, but plan on doing so after I get back from vacation. I will have a TON of support in Arizona. A couple of my aunts and uncle have already participated in a marathons, tri-athlons, half marathons, etc. I feel lucky to come from a family of athletic people =) I was always in shape in high school, never a runner, but always wanting to someday to a tri-athlon and get involved in the community more.

So anyways...starting tomorrow I'm going to start my training. I don't have a "schedule" but plan to walk/job/run atleast 4 days per week and week 4 only jog/run.

I've decided to go around the block. Well "the block" being 3.5 miles. We don't live in the country, we live in a mobile home community but there aren't any other streets around us really. So if I get up first thing in the morning, I can get this in to get me going for the day.
I will probably walk for 5 min to warm up and then rotate jogging and walking for the rest of the time. And when I jog I'll do it for no less than 1 min. I don't want to overdo it the first day. This will be my loop while I'm home and on vacation, I'll just play it by ear then and def do it in the mornings when its not 100 degrees out!

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