So, a couple readers emailed me about how I began running, becuase honestly, prior to this academic school year beginning (August of 2009), I could barely run a mile (happily, which is really important) and I hated that! It all sort of started when I wasn’t feeling very strong. It’s hard to explain, I just felt unhealthy, like tired and not strong…I don’t know, anyway, I was reading about many bloggers who have found great experiences in running and I wanted to give it a try. Since beginnning a “regular running regiment,” I finally feel strong. It’s hard to explain, but I now like it, I think in part, because I see that I CAN do it. I really did just jump into it doing 2 and 3 milers maybe 4 times a week. That’s just how I work though, and what is ok for my body. I already was on a regular cardio regiment, just not involving running as well. But this definitely isn’t for everyone. I have suggested the following programs to those reader’s who posed the question and wanted to expand on the later.
1. Couch 2 5k (www.couch25k.com) which literally gets you to run a 5 k from any fitness level to no fitness level whatsoever. Check it out.
2. The Galloway Method ( http://www.jeffgalloway.com/) which is a method incovling intervals of running and walking that I initially heard about through Caitlin’s blog www.healthytippingpoint.com which I often refer to for running information. I feel she is a trusted source!
Thus far, I have been running all of my distances (from 3-5 miles per run) pretty much at the same speed contiguously, as I have been on a treadmill lately due to the winter (and will be for at least 3 more months). I want to start trying the Galloway method intermittently in my “weekly workout schedule.” I will definitely let you know how it goes. Caitlin gives her “take” on the Galloway method here:
I’ll keep you posted. But for today, it was just a 5 miler at a regular nice pace 🙂