Saturday, April 17, 2010

Running - Slow, Fat and (sometimes) in Pain

As promised in the bio this is a blog about a return to running. This month I made good on an early part of my plan. If I can't do it on my own, I need to get help.

So I've returned to the Running Room's Learn to Run program. It's what got me running outside last time. It's also where I met my running partner. My first night back I called speed dating. Only if there was someone as slow as me was I going to stick around. It was successful. And I was relatively fast!

We're three weeks in now and I'm not fast. At all. Not sure why I did so well the first night. Waiting for the magic to happen again.
The program to date is:

March 27th - Run 1 minute, Walk 2 minutes
April 3rd - Run 1 minute, Walk 1 minute x 10
April 10th - Run 2 minutes, Walk 1 minute x 7

You do your first at the time with the group on Saturday. Two more runs during the week on your own or with the Running Club at the Running Room. I've made it out to most Wednesday night runs at 6pm. Even made a Sunday morning.

This morning we tackle 3 min runs and 1 min walks. Wish me luck! I follow that up with a weigh and measure appointment for the Biggest Loser contest I've entered. It's going to be a big day.


  1. I'm signed up for the LTR program that starts in June....I'm terrified! I know that I will be the biggest one there, I just hope I can do it.
    Good luck today! I'm sure you'll do great!

  2. Are you a walker now? It helps. Work on walking a swift 3 to 5k. Or even start running now.

    The first week of the program is running 1 minute, walking 2. You can get that done now.

    Good luck Jenny! I was 230lbs the first time I did this program. You probably won't be the biggest. And if you're the slowest (like me) it just means you get more time out for your investment!