Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Still Breathing

Well, Day 2 of Week 1 of the C25K program went well.

That is, if by "well" you mean "is Amanda still breathing?" Because as a very basic person at my core, that's how I define "well."

To answer JAFG's question in the comments from Sunday's entry, Day 1 - Day 3 (the entirety of training for Week 1) is all the same: 5 minutes brisk walk to warm up followed by 1 minute running, then 90 seconds of walking; repeat as necessary for 20 minutes. And because I'm super-anal about stuff like this, here's a screen shot of the nice little grid I laid out so I wouldn't have to think about when I'm next running:


So according to my calculations it's 8 minutes running total, broken up by 7 90-second walking sessions. The end has a bit more walking on it, but cooling down is a good thing.

Having survived the first two days of Week 1, I'm not worried about Day 3. What's got me all freaked is Week 2, which has 90 seconds of running followed by 2 minutes of walking, again for 20 minutes total. Problem is, I tried running 90 seconds at a time a couple of weeks ago, and did three intervals with a 3.5 minute walking phase, and I was gasping for breath by the end of the third interval. I can't imagine doing it for six intervals. GACK!! Granted, it only totals nine minutes which isn't much more than this week; but, again, see "Voted Most Likely To Become One With the Couch".

By my parents.


Here's my Week 2 grid, just for grins:


So if you don't hear from me next week? It's because my lungs have imploded.

*Note: Choreboy is FOS about sitting on the couch. While I was walking on the treadmill tonight (just because I'm not running doesn't mean I'm not moving), he was outside. Running. Like, where people can see him and everything. GACK!!!

6 comments:

Angel said...

Did I ever tell you you're my hero?

Stopping before I break into sappy song ;)

I think you and CB are *awesome* for doing this! Were it not for my completely screwed up ankles I think someday I would try this. You let me know when, I'll be there to cheer you on!!

Oh and I'm going back on Dr. Awesome's meal plan starting um, next week I think. I'm actually happy about this LOL

Amanda said...

ROFL! Well thanks. Trust me, I look more deranged than heroic on that treadmill.

And way cool on going back to Dr. Awesome's meal plan! Let me know when you're feeling "lunchy" and we'll either find somewhere that will accommodate her plan or we can just do bag lunches either at the office or at my folks' :)

I'm Just Another Fat Girl said...

Holy Posies! I got my first reference in a blogpost! WHOOP WHOOP!

I'm happy for you and your day two progress.

I don't know if a treadmill could stand up to me running on it, especially for 60-90 seconds. Can't imagine it'd be too pretty for the spectators either....

I did bring in some workout clothes today! That in itself is a score!

-jafg

Lisa eats too much pizza said...

Hey Amanda - I need your e-mail in order to send you an invite to my site...

mal_777@msn.com

tz said...

this is so great....I so need to start something like this myself...but maybe next week :D It's hard enough to figure out vegan/vegetarian

Amanda said...

Lisa, we're set :)

TZ, I think you've got just a bit on your plate right now with that vegan/ vegetarian thing LOL! I figure one major life change at a time, yanno? :D