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New step target

Jun 13, 2011 - 4 comments

So my step counter connects to my Nintendo DSi to keep track of my daily steps. The day I got it, it started my step target at 3000 steps. A couple days later, it bumped the target 4000 steps. As of today, my new target is 5000 steps a day. I realize this is considerably lower than the recommended daily step target, but this way is working for me. The more often I reach the current target, the sooner it will be bumped up. Instead of starting out for 10,000 steps a day (and failing like I have before) I'm happy to work at maintaining a lower number and working my way to a higher number. :)

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The Couch-to-5K ® Running Plan

Apr 26, 2011 - 0 comments

Session one:
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

What I did:
4:30 warmup walk, 60 seconds jogging, 90 seconds walking, 60 seconds jogging, 11:30 minutes walking.

I wanted to get through the whole session as it's outlined, but I've NEVER done any extended running/jogging, so I realize that I'm going to need to create my own program that works me up to this program. I think part of the problem is that I wore my Reebok Easytone shoes and I've only worn them twice before. I wound up with a huge leg cramp and wasn't sure if I could even walk he rest of the way. (Obviously, I did.)

Hopefully tomorrow I can get out for a 20 minute quick walk and continue to do that until I've built up enough stamina and endurance to actually jog some.

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9 weeks

Apr 25, 2011 - 0 comments

Months and months and months ago I found a 9 week jogging/running program online. It's called "The Couch-to-5K ® Running Plan". I saved it to my bookmarks because I was interested in it and it seems really good for beginners. It breaks the sessions down into distance or time depending on which you'll be using, and there are three workouts a week.

Today, I've decided to take on the running plan. Tomorrow will be my first day, so we'll see how it goes. I plan to post in here every day that I get out for a run just so I can see how it progressed.


If you'd like to look at the running plan, this is the address: http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

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Apr 18, 2011 - 0 comments

I now have a step counter. It seems pretty accurate, so from now on I'll actually be able to share my daily steps. :)

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