Running Woman is making a comeback

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

 -Ralph Waldo Emerson-

The yard work is done for the season, the garden is put to bed under a blanket of snow and the roads have taken on perilous winter slickness.  That’s it; it is time to restart my walking-run-walk interval training schedule.

I no longer have the summer heat, the lawn mowing and the gardening as an excuse.  I must now embark on my treadmill exercise program again “with enthusiasm”!  And so I shall.

The premise of the interval training is to gradually prepare one’s body for the rigors of running on a regular basis.  Personally I seldom go beyond the interval training regimen and completely into running as a form of aerobic exercise.

I am 62 years old and choose to use this interval program as my own healthful form of exercise…the ultimate goal is to increase the ‘good’ cholesterol levels and decrease in the ‘bad’ cholesterol levels.  For me, diet and medication is a good fix for the high ‘bad’ levels but exercise is the only way to fix the very low ‘good’ levels.

So, here is my workout for week one:

  • Monday
  • 5 minutes of walking to warm up
    • 30 seconds running
    • 45 seconds walking
  • Repeat the above running/walking intervals 8 times
  • 5-10 minutes of walking to cool down
  • Wednesday
  • 5 minutes of walking to warm up
    • 30 seconds running
    • 45 seconds walking
  • Repeat the above running/walking intervals 8 times
  • 5-10 minutes of walking to cool down
  • Friday
  • 5 minutes of walking to warm up
    • 30 seconds running
    • 45 seconds walking
  • Repeat the above running/walking intervals 8 times
  • 5-10 minutes of walking to cool down

Today’s “stone” is  Day 316   feels good, puffed out a bit, invigorated

 

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