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My exercise diary!!

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A week-by-week description of the nine-week Couch to 5K podcasts.
Week one

Begin with a brisk 5-minute walk, then alternate 60 seconds of running and 90 seconds of walking, for a total of 20 minutes.
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Week two

Begin with brisk 5-minute walk then alternate 90 seconds of running with 2 minutes of walking, for a total of 20 minutes.
Week three

Begin with brisk 5-minute walk then two repetitions of 90 seconds of running, 90 seconds of walking, 3 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking.
Week four

Begin with a brisk 5-minute walk then 3 minutes of running, 90 seconds walking, 5 minutes running, 2½ minutes walking, 3 minutes running, 90 seconds walking, 5 minutes running.
Week five

There are three different workouts for this week. They are as follows:
Workout 1: brisk 5-minute walk, then 5 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 5 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 5 minutes running.
Workout 2: brisk 5-minute walk, then 8 minutes running, 5 minutes walking, 8 minutes running.
Workout 3: brisk 5-minute walk, then 20 minutes running, with no walking.
Week six

There are three different workouts for this week. They are as follows:
Workout 1 brisk 5-minute walk, then 5 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 8 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 5 minutes running.
Workout 2: brisk 5-minute walk, then 10 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 10 minutes running.
Workout 3: brisk 5-minute walk, then 25 minutes with no walking.
Week seven

Begin with a brisk 5-minute walk then 25 minutes of running.
Week eight

Begin with a brisk 5-minute walk then 28 minutes running.
Week nine

Begin with a brisk 5-minute walk then 30 minutes running.


Tips on progression


The programme is designed for beginners to gradually build up their running ability to be able to run 5K without stopping.
The pace of the nine-week running plan has been tried and tested by thousands of new runners, so you can trust the programme.
You can, however, repeat any one of the weeks until you feel physically ready to move on to the next podcast.
Structure is important for motivation, so try to allocate specific days in the week for your runs and stick to them.
Rest days are critical. A rest day in between each run will reduce your chance of injury and will also make you a stronger, better runner.
Resting allows your joints to recover from what is a high-impact exercise and your running muscles to repair and strengthen.
Some new runners starting the programme experience calf pain or sore shins (sometimes known as shin splints).
Such aches can be caused by running on hard surfaces or by running in shoes that do not have enough foot and ankle support.
Always do the the 5-minute warm-up walks as instructed in the podcasts before each run and check that your running shoes are offering good support.
You will have good runs and bad runs. Accept it and don’t spend too much time analysing the how and why. Even a bad run is good for you.

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WK1: the rest of this week!
Do 2x30 min Davina DVD sessions every day.
1hr20 min each day of running-1 day other days.
1hr walk-
2hr20min exercise.
Ok, I will stick to that! Ok, cool.

Go for a walk with mum/on my own each day.
 
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