I started my journey of weight loss with running. When I started running I was able to run for 60 seconds and then I needed to walk for about 10 minutes to catch my breath and start running again. I was doing the 10:1 run to rest ratio that the Running Room teaches completely backwards.
My lungs were on fire.
Once I could walk again, I went out again and was surprised at the fact that I could run longer than 1 minute at a time.
I lift weights 5 times a week with HIIT training afterwards, have one day of cardio, and one day of rest. This means I am doing nearly 2 hours of cardio a week, which may surprise a few people because I am not in ‘content prep‘ right now.
Its not about looking healthy, its about actually being healthy!
10 Kilometers Running
Run baby, run!
For this week of Fitmas we are going to embrace the longer distance running and time it.
Grab your stop watches, strap on a heart rate monitors if you have one, and lace up your running shoes because its time to start running!
Set your goal for time and choose one of the challenges below:
- Learning to run – Run 2 kilometers 5 days this week and add up the time
- Run from time to time – Split the 10 kilometers up into two 5k runs and add up the time
- Get ‘er done -Complete the 10 kilometers in one run for time
- Love to run – Complete three cardio sessions of 10k runs this week, trying to progressively beat your time.
I will be ‘getting ‘er done‘ on Wednesday on a treadmill because it is icy and black as black can be in the mornings. Nonetheless, when I am done I will picture a crossing a finish line.