I am a 23 year old male who has had little to no motivation to exercise during the week. Last week my mum told me i spend too much time on the couch and therefore decided to do something about it. When searching on the internet for fitness plans I stumbled across couch to 5k, read a few blogs, through it would be a good idea to try out something new and downloaded the podcasts.
I did running in games in secondary school but more as an alternative to other sports rather than as a passion but in the last 5.5 year have not done any. From time to time I do go on walks with my local ramblers club but not every week and apart from that I seemed to be doing little proper exercise.
I did the 1st session last Thursday and it felt so good when I was done. Couldnt figure out how the endomodo worked for the 1st session so havnt got any recorder times.
Then on Saturday I did my 2nd run- finally got endemondo to work! The music on the podcast started to get a bit repetitive but kept with it as its amazing for telling me when to start/stop/walk etc.3.17 miles in 37 mins
And today I just completed my 3rd run.Tried a different route which was nice. 3.45miles in just under 43 mins. The problem I have is guestimating my distance/time ratio and therefore at the end of the 20 mins session i end up quite a long way from home resulting in having more of a 10/12 min warm down walk rather than the 5. But as I can manage the session I guess there is no problem here.
2 questions I would like answers to:
At the moment I am wearing a t-shirt with my hillwalking jacket over the top- keeps me warm and has good pockets for my phone/ipod/keys. Is this suitable clothing or would it be better to go for t-shirt and fleece? (I cant aford to buy any belts etc atm)
5 days in and ive done 3 runs- am thinking of moving on to week 2 (Yikes!!) on day 7. Thats 1 day rest in between each run. Is this ok or should I have a 2 day rest once a week so that a week of 3 runs really does equal a real full week?