Well what do you know? I actually did it!
At 8:20 this evening, I set off on my first ‘run’. I was aiming to match the Runner’s World schedule I mentioned earlier, which consisted of 8 repetitions of running for 60 seconds then walking for 90 seconds (20 minutes in total). Unfortunately I didn’t manage to hit that target 😦 but I did manage to do 6 repetitions and I’m pretty damn pleased with myself 😎
It was hard work and I maybe didn’t pace myself as well as I should but I’m proud of myself. Just to have gotten up off my butt and made a start feels good. And 6 minutes of running plus 9 minutes of brisk walking fairly got the old ticker going as well as working up something of a sweat. It should have burned a few calories too.
As a result of all this activity I feel really good – though my legs feel just a little rubbery. I suspect I may pay for this tomorrow but I’ll keep telling myself that it’s worth it.
All being well, I’ll go for my second outing on Thursday evening and I think I’ll stick with trying to emulate the 6 repetitions I managed today. If I can do that another 3 or 4 times I can go for 8 repetitions and pick up the schedule from there.