Tuesday, July 3, 2012

New Training Plan

After my first run back, I felt sore. My hips ached. My calves ached and I moaned every time I got of bed. Ok, I may be a tad overdramatic, but I was definitely feeling it.

Luckily, my Runner's World arrived in the mail this weekend. In it, I found an article seemingly written just for me: a training plan for runners who haven't run in a while. Specifically, I'm following the plan for those who haven't run for two month or more. This week is filled with 15 to 20 minute runs where I maintain a run:walk ratio of 15 to 45. This translates into 15 seconds of running and 45 seconds of walking. My Garmin makes this incredibly easy as I can set it to beep at each transition.

I thought this plan was laughingly easy, but I am sweaty at the end of each run, so I do feel like I am working. I even convinced my sister to join me on one of these runs. We ran last night in the middle of an approaching monsoon. In my mind, perfect running weather!


  1. Sounds like you had a great run, Jo :)

  2. It was nice and easy :) Completely at my level right now.

  3. I read that article in bed last night and it sounded too easy. Glad to hear it wasn't as easy as it sounds. I'll give it a shot later this month!

  4. Great way to get back in shape! Many people do the mistake to run too much too soon. Take your time and you will be injury-free running for a long time :)

  5. Thank you! I hope I can stay injury free. Honestly, my knee hurts a little, but I think I just need new shoes.

    Christy - Yes! Do it! I enjoy it and I've stuck with it this week, which is more than I can say for most training plans.