Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Skipping week 2

Week 2 of my training program was supposed to be 4 repitions of 30 minute walks at pace of 17 - 20 min/mile. This is a pace that's really comfortable to me, so I decided to advance to Week 3. Week three is supposed to be 3 repitions of 30 minute fast walks at a 13 - 16 min/mile pace.

I tried my first one on a treadmill last night. 13 min/miles are a bit too fast for me to walk - so I went down to a 14 min/mile, and half walked / half trotted the distance. It felt pretty good - and I was able to complete 2.5 miles in 35 minutes.

By the way, for those of you wondering which training program I'm using - I've decided to use The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer by Whitsett, Dolgener and Kole. I found the stories in the book inspirational, and felt that it was something that I could relate to. They also do a really good job at helping you identify and treat injuries as they happen, so that they don't force you out of a race.

1 comment:

Neil Harris said...

Your determination is inspiring. Although I usually am either running late. Looking forward to the update. Wecome to the blogosphere!