Friday, May 6, 2011

Newlyweds - Doing it Weird

Did I get your attention? Good!

Both husband (I totally just geeked out writing that! - BTW trying to find a good/clever/cute nickname for him: DH, husband, hubs, hubby...something along those lines) have really buckled down the past few years to be healthy. Not just eating healthy, but BEING healthy which requires exercising! We were both really, really good about it. I took it to the next level and started running half marathons, but both of us ran on a regular basis. He'd go out for a mile, I'd go out for 7, but hey...who's keeping track? It's not a competition. Wait, what am I talking about? Of course it's a competition... I win!

Anyways...we were really good about it until about 3 months before the wedding. Life got INSANE! Not just with the wedding, but work, and family stuff. Literally, we were both dealing with so much stuff that we barely had time to breathe. By the time we'd get home and settle down, the last thing we wanted to do was work out. So...it was put on the back burner. But now, we're ready to get back at it!

We've decided to do the Keep Austin Weird 5k on June 25! This is huge because he has never done a race with me (see? who said things don't change after marriage?). Neither of us are "couchers" but I found a good Couch-to-5k program that we're going to follow. Considering that I'm still nursing patellar tendonitis, I figure it would be a good thing to start small and slow. Don't worry, I'm doing my leg exercises to help heal my injury.



I've decided to post my training schedule here in case there is anyone in the same boat or who has never run before and would like to run a 5k in 7 weeks! I got this plan from the Mayo Clinic website.

Week 1
On walk/run days: run for 15 seconds & walk for 45 seconds
Monday & Wednesday - Run/Walk for 30 minutes
Tuesday & Thursday - Walk for 30 minutes
Saturday - Run/Walk for 3 miles
Friday & Sunday - Rest

Week 2
On walk/run days: run for 15 seconds & walk for 45 seconds
Monday & Wednesday - Run/Walk for 30 minutes
Tuesday & Thursday - Walk for 30 minutes
Saturday - Run/Walk for 3.5 miles
Friday & Sunday - Rest

Week 3
On walk/run days: run for 20 seconds & walk for 40 seconds
Monday & Wednesday - Run/Walk for 30 minutes
Tuesday & Thursday - Walk for 30 minutes
Saturday - Run/Walk for 2 miles
Friday & Sunday- Rest

Week 4
On walk/run days: run for 20 seconds & walk for 40 seconds
Monday & Wednesday - Run/Walk for 30 minutes
Tuesday & Thursday - Walk for 30 minutes
Saturday - Run/Walk for 4 miles
Friday & Sunday- Rest


Week 5
On walk/run days: run for 25 seconds & walk for 35 seconds
Monday & Wednesday - Run/Walk for 30 minutes
Tuesday & Thursday - Walk for 30 minutes
Saturday - Run/Walk for 2 miles
Friday & Sunday- Rest


Week 6
On walk/run days: run for 25 seconds & walk for 35 seconds
Monday & Wednesday - Run/Walk for 30 minutes
Tuesday & Thursday - Walk for 30 minutes
Saturday - Run/Walk for 4.5 miles
Friday & Sunday- Rest

Week 7
On walk/run days: run for 30 seconds & walk for 30 seconds
Monday & Wednesday - Run/Walk for 30 minutes
Tuesday & Thursday - Walk for 30 minutes
Saturday - Run/Walk for 5k
Friday - Rest

Starting Monday, we're sticking to this plan. Should be a fun thing for him and I to do together!

1 comment:

  1. Oh Austin, I love everything about it except the traffic! :o)
    What a fun race. Hmm, might have to make a trip down there for that one. Happy training!!!

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