I haven't ran track for 36 years. I smoked 11 years then after 15 years I smoke 5 years. I have been without smoke for 6 years now. I did much worse things to my body than smoke cigarettes over the years too, including smoking other things. I also was a painter so I am sure I have subjected my lungs to more than the things I smoked.
Today the program calls for me to advance to 3 minute jogs. I just barely accomplish 2 minute jogs! Aye aye aye.
Today, I'll do my best to hit the 3 minutes. I am fairly certain I'll be re-doing the 3 minute jogs next week. Then they jump me to 4 minute runs! Wow! I will do this but maybe not at the rate the program is set for. They must think I am 25 years old! I'm about to be 53 btw.
I seriously had no idea how out of shape I was.
In 2005 I was doing 225 sit ups a day 25 at a time. Now I am doing 5 at a time and just a few times.
In 2005 I was doing countless push up a day in sets of 25 -30. Now I am doing 5 at a time and just a few times.
In 2005 I was doing 3000 stairs a day. Real stairs. Today I feel like my knees and hips are going to pop out after about 20.
Lord help me.
I don't know what kicked in but I must restore my self back to some semblance of acceptable fitness.
I will gladly appreciate prayers from those who pray.
Today is a jump to a few 3 minutes jogs. Like I said, I haven't ran since high school - 36 years ago.
Warm up 5:00
Jog 1:30 walk 1:30 x2
Jog 3:00 walk 2:00
Jog 3:00 walk 300
Jog 3:00 walk 1:00
Cool down 4:00
I am sure I'll be hitting this again next week. I am thinking I'll do this all next week before jumping to the next level which is:
warm up 5:00
Run 4:00 walk 2:00
Run 5:00 walk 2:00
Run 3:00 walk 2:00
Cool down 4:00
Suddenly these graduations are getting steep.
I am aimed at running a full 3.1 miles of terrain which includes ascents and descents. I am impressed at how the body does improve so rapidly. I thought I was going to die after running merely 30 yards the first day. Now I am running 330 yards. So in three weeks I am running 10 times better. lol.
Lord help this old man. Pray no injuries or other prohibitive things to interfere please.