Training Has Begun

This morning I completed day 1 of week one of the couch to 5k training program and it was a great success!

Since the plan was to go to the farm and ride first, I made sure I had a nice filling breakfast so that I would have the energy to ride in the cold and then run. Breakfast consisted of multi-grain oatmeal with cinnamon, raisins, and skim milk, along with 2 poached eggs, and a cup of coffee.

I then got myself all bundled up and headed out to the farm. I knew it was cold out, but holy cow didn't realize it was minus -16!!! See! proof from inside my car!

Despite the cold, I had a great ride and it acted as a great warm up for my first run. By the time I got to my parents' house, I realized that the cool really helped my body to use up all of the energy that my breakfast gave me. I was starving! So I ate a piece of toast with peanut butter, along with a tiny glass of OJ before heading down to the treadmill. I then put on my brand new shoes....

And I was finally ready to get up on the treadmill that will help me reach my goal. ... this is where all the magic will happen! ;)

Today's workout consisted of the following: (All 3 workouts this week will be the same)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

In half an hr, I managed to cover 1.80km and burn 163 calories (not that I care about calorie burning).

Loved the workout and I can't wait for Monday for day 2!


Anonymous said...

Go you! Congrats on day 1!

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