My first run since … Forever
I put on my new running shoes, grabbed my (slightly) overweight corgi mix and went to the park. We did the first session of the couch to 5k program together. That involved a 5 min warmup walk, then alternating 60 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes, and a 5 minute cool down walk.
The goal is for both of us to be able to run 5km in 8 weeks. He needs to lose about 5lbs; it would also be nice if I lost some fat weight. Which means I should probably do some weight training as well to keep my muscle mass.
I’m wearing my old running shoes to work today!
I went to our local running shoe store today and got fitted, finally. I’ve always just grabbed the cheapest pair of running shoes at Dick’s, without any extra additional thought. Having never been fitted for running shoes before, I didn’t know what to expect, so I wore my current running shoes - the ones that make my shins hurt when I run. Turns out they make people take their shoes and socks off, so now I look the stereotypical dorky Midwestern guy with cargo pants and gym shoes.
Oh, turns out I have flat feet with only the slightest overpronation. I ended up getting a New Balance MR860v2 stability shoes (not shown). I’ll take an action shot as soon as I go for my first run in ages. For the record, I did my last 5k (about 4.5 years ago) in 27 minutes and 50 seconds.