Woo hoo! I completed the first of three iterations of Week 2 of the Couch to 5K in 8 week podcast!!! It took me a couple of minutes longer to do the 3.5 mile loop of Prospect Park but, in my defense, my body is one big soreness. My arms aren’t really functioning after two personal training/kickboxing sessions. My knee is also occasionally buckling as I walk [just to keep it interesting LOL]. I am hoping that I’ll get over the hump by next week. Of course, now that I look at the website, I should have waited a couple of days before I began Week 2. Here is the link to download an excel spreadsheet that lays out the program. 🙂
Week 2 comprises a 5 minute walk followed by 5 intervals of a 2.5 minute easy jog and a 2.5 minute walk. The podcast finishes with a 5 minute walk. The added 30 seconds on the easy jog weren’t problem but it could have been that my jogs aren’t very fast…. I am PSYCHED that I could finish it despite my fatigue from the week. Woo Hoo!
I need to focus on stretching my quads a bit more. I like the site’s suggestion although I don’t see myself doing this on the streets of New York in winter…
Kneel on your knees (without resting back on your heels). Lean back with your body erect and your arms to the side. Hold for 15 seconds.