I just started week seven of the Couch to 5k running program. The idea of this program is to help a person who has no history with running to be able to run a 5k in 9 weeks. Well, folks, I'm on my way. On Tuesday I ran nearly 2 miles in 25 minutes. Woohoo!
It's definitely a slow process, and I am very glad I began with this program. It really helped ease me into running, and I'm still surprised at how far I can go without stopping. Here are some tips I've learned along the way, and maybe they'll help you.
I'm by no means an expert here, and I still can't say I love it. I try not to let myself think of any excuses not to run on my scheduled morning, I just get up and do it. I absolutely love the feeling of accomplishment afterwards, especially when I finished my first 20 minutes of straight running with no breaks.