Get Running!

12 Jul

I have NEVER been a runner. I think it’s because I always felt it was a little …. boring. I guess I always thought of myself as one of those people that thrive in group fitness settings (e.g. Pilates classes). Well, recently my husband brought up the idea of running a half marathon together (he’s not a runner either so this was a VERY ambitious goal). Luckily, I was able to talk him down to a mere 5k.

In order to get in shape for this 5k, I figured I should probably start running. I ran 2 miles on a treadmill and felt like I was going to vomit. After talking it over with some coworkers, I found my approach was all wrong. Apparently just taking off running is not the best way to get in shape for these distance runs. One coworker suggested an IPhone App to help me get going. It’s called “Running Trainer 5k” ($2.99 for IPhone version) and it’s AWESOME. The idea is get your music going, then start the App. The App tells you when to run and when to walk. It’s basically interval training where you run a short amount of time and then walk a short amount of time in order to help build up cardiovascular strength (I hear it’s affectionately referred to as HIIT). With the coaching from the App, I’m feeling like a truly empowered runner!


One Response to “Get Running!”


  1. Body Workout 101 - July 12, 2010

    Get Running!…

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