Its sunny today and I've got some time this morning to start to practice running. First thing I'm doing is going to research on the internet a bit. For those who have run for years this may seem strange that I don't know the basics, but you have to start somewhere.
So I'm taking this from the classic site "About" http://running.about.com/od/getstartedwithrunning/ht/getstarted.htm%20
Try to ignore the annoying flashing signs, I think they have some good basic info.
So first we are supposed to get medical clearance and make sure we have good running shoes so we don't hurt our feet and knees.
After that, (this is copied from their site)
- Before you start your workouts, make sure you warm up properly by walking for 5-10 minutes. You should always end your workout with a cooldown.
- Week one: Walk for 6 minutes, then jog at an easy pace for 1 minute. Repeat 3 times. Aim for three sessions with that same sequence for week one.
I think this is pretty manageable and will remember to wear a watch.
I did part of the 5ish route and though Omands Creek has a bit of a problem with water at the moment, there is an easy path around it.
Norm, if you are reading this, how is your program going so far?
Kate just emailed some news around, Councillor Jenny Gerbasi has just donated $500. to help support the run, thank you!
More news coming soon.