My first run in the “Couch to 5K”, redubbed here as “Yoga Mat to 5K” felt great and I was lucky enough to run it with a good friend and coworker who’s running the New York Marathon this Sunday. She said she needed “just a little run” to keep warm but not over do it. Guess my slow pace and beginner status was just what she needed!
So what tools do I have for tracking my progress on this journey? I went to the incomparable Marathon Sports for shoes (Adidas Supernova Sequence) and also picked up a Nike+ iPod receiver and shoe sensor. This awesome little device tracks so much information that it’s going to take me a while to learn all the features. I like how compact it is, though, and the Adidas sneaker I got even has a little pocket in the footbed for the sensor.
Week One: Run 1 Stats
time: 32 minutes, 45 seconds
distance: 2.33 miles
terrain: Charles River trail (half pavement/half ground)
music: Podrunner Intervals
Following the prescription of the Couch to 5K plan, I walked for 5 minutes to warm up and then alternated 60 seconds jogging with 90 seconds walking. I will confess, a couple times I stretched the jogging out a little bit more than 60 seconds, but never so much that I jogged though the walking. The first run may have felt “good” but I was still ready to walk when the beep sounded!
Second run is scheduled for Saturday!