The Celebrate Teaching 5K

Another goal in the books for Gals With Goals! Unfortunately, I experienced some setbacks this month with my Couch to 5K goal. After experiencing extreme joint pain in my knees, my workout plan was put on hold. As the reality of a goal sets in, sometimes we need to modify the goal in order to move forward and that’s exactly what happened with this goal. I started taking supplements for joint health in order to get back on track with my workout plan, but it takes about a month to experience any relief. I decided to walk the race instead of run in order to avoid serious injury.

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Here’s the rest of the Couch to 5K workout plan:

Week 4 Workouts

Brisk five minute warm-up walk followed by: 3 minutes of jogging, 90 seconds of walking, 5 minutes of jogging, 2 1/2 minutes of walking, 3 minutes of jogging, 90 seconds of walking, 5 minutes of jogging

Week 5 Workouts

Brisk five minute warm-up walk followed by: 5 minutes of jogging, 3 minutes of walking, 5 minutes of jogging, 3 minutes of walking, 5 minutes of jogging.

Brisk five minute warm-up walk followed by 8 minutes of jogging, 5 minutes of walking, 8 minutes of jogging

Brisk five minute warm-up walk followed by 20 minutes of jogging without walking

Weeks 6-9 Workouts

Brisk five minute warm-up walk followed by 5 minutes of jogging, 3 minutes of walking, 8 minutes of jogging, 3 minutes of walking, 5 minutes of jogging

Brisk five minute warm-up walk followed by 10 minutes of jogging, 3 minutes of walking, 10 minutes of jogging

Brisk five minute warm-up walk followed by 25 minutes of jogging without walking

Brisk five minute warm-up walk followed by 25 minutes of jogging

Brisk five minute warm-up walk follwowed by 28 minutes of jogging

Brisk five minute warm-up walk followed by 30 minutes of jogging