I started walking and running on the treadmill daily about a month and a half ago.
Because life tends to get busy I missed a good week. I do not really like falling off of the wagon and when I lose track it can be difficult for me to pick it back up again.
So here I am picking it back up.
I came across a post on LHCF about a running program for runners called Couch to 5k.
I checked out the website that was posted and really liked the idea of alternating between walking and running during the workout. I have actually been doing something similar where I would walk at a fast pace for 20 mins and run for the last 5 mins. I cant run for a long period because I have asthma, otherwise I would run exclusively.
Well, I went on the Google Play market and found quite a few apps that cater to the C25k concept and downloaded the one I liked. The apps workouts change week to week becoming more intense as you go along.
I started with the first workout, today. It starts off with a 5 min warm up of just walking and then moves into 60 seconds of running and 90 seconds of walking, alternating until the full 30 minutes have past.
I stopped at 20 minutes, but that was good enough for me.
I have grown to really love running and I look great because of it!