Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Fab Running Book
I started a new training program yesterday. It is taken from this book that my Dad gave me. "The Beginner's Guide to Long Distance Running" has programs for runners at all fitness levels. I've been using this book for a few years and I can't talk about it enough. I used it to get back into running after I had both my kids. And now I am using it to get in a little better shape and train for some 5k races. I asked my Dad to run a few races w/ me this fall. I don't think either of us are really ready or going to break a record or anything.... but I asked him b/c I think it will be good for both of us. So I stared the 5k program yesterday. Day 1=rest. Perfect. Day 2=10 minutes slow-- then 4 to 6 one minute repeats briskly w/ 2 minute jog recoveries-- then 10 minutes slow. I did this run today and it went well. I just really enjoyed it. Now I must go. I'm watching "The Biggest Loser" and chewing gum. Peace!