A semi-daily chronicle of my life as a musician, a family man, and a citizen of Oregon.

Feb 25, 2008

Running Update

Yet again I can report that today I ran for longer than I have in my entire life - which turns out to be about 2.7 miles.  Ideally I'll make it up to 3 miles in 30 minutes but right now I'm running about 2.7 in that time.  This isn't that bad considering that it's a Monday night, which is always the crappiest running day for me because I hate running after work.

So out of the 9 weeks of the Couch to 5K program I've done the first jog of week 9.  Yay!  I'm proudest of myself for not missing a single day of the program for the whole 9 weeks.

Some of you have asked what's next on the list.  On the recommendation of folks on the Cool Running website I'm going to do Hal Higdon's Novice Spring Training.  So I won't be able to tell you I ran the farthest I've ever run in my life for at least another two weeks.  The other big change is going to be going from running for time to running for distance.   With the assistance of mapmyrun.com I've already got my routes planned for the first week.  After 12 weeks I'll be running 6 miles!


Tina said...

Congrats on your run Dave! I head up PR at active.com (they own coolrunning.com) and love to hear these stories. The couch to 5K program is great. If you haven't already, you may want to consider signing up for a 5K or 10K race to keep you motivated. Good luck!

./dave said...

Thanks so much, Tina! It's been a great program and I'm definitely been proselytizing it to everyone I know.

One suggestion I would have for the site - its' not really clear what the next best program is after C25K. I think the site kind of asks you to self-direct from there, or at least that's the impression I have.

For those of us with less self-discipline it would be helpful to have additional programs. I know I'm probably not the first person to suggest this.