I decided that I am going to run a 5k again this summer. Since I have run two before, I know I can do it and I need a goal. "Training" for a 5k seems pathetic, but you gotta start somewhere.
So, my weekly schedule right now is this:
Day one - Walk for 5 minutes to warm up. Run 1 minute, walk 2 minutes for 21 minutes. Cool down 5 minutes. Not that bad, right?
Wrong! I did this outside on Saturday and felt like a chump. The walking was fine, but the running was awkward and I think I looked like an idiot.
Day two - Walk for 30 minutes. DONE! Not bad.
Day three - Same as day one. I did this today on the treadmill. It was easier than outside and I liked it better for some reason.
So! That's my progress so far. I don't understand how it's humanly possible to run a marathon. My hat's off to your runners!