Saturday, 3 January 2009

Couch to 5K

Today I went to the gym for the first time in oh, 6 months? Despite the fact that I've been paying for it religiously on the 1st of every month - damn direct debits!!

My plan was to calibrate my fancy new nike+ ipod thingy, and do the first 20 minute session of C25K.

I've started the C25K programme many, many times and never got past week 4. I usually start at week 3, so think maybe I push myself too hard, so this time I started at week 1, session 1.

Except the nike+ thingy needs to be calibrated, and calibrating requires walking/running .4k, so first I walked .4k only for the stupid thing to say the distance didn't match. Frustrated, and running out of time as the gym was closing in 30 minutes, i decided to try the running calibration. So I ran, according to the treadmill, .4k (hard work for this out of shape girl!) only for it to tell me at the end that again, the distance didn't match!!!

So I gave up, and instead, went back to the programme of running 60 seconds, walking 90 seconds, for 20 minutes. I'm just annoyed that I forgot to check what distance that equalled. I'd guess about 2k, as my two calibrations alone lasted .8k.

So, while my nike+ will have to wait til tomorrow for calibration attempt number 2. I have at least gone to the gym once in 2009!


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