Easy Beginner’s Running Challenge {Week 6 to 10 Schedule}

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Since beginning the running challenge 5 weeks ago, I have changed my whole view on running. I could never understand WHY people wanted to run or why they became so passionate about it. Well, I am a convert!

I now LOVE running. I have been running at least 3 days a week for 5 weeks now. The extra energy and motivation I have gained since starting to run is immeasurable. I now WANT to work out. On almost all of the days I don’t run, I exercise somehow. Be it Zumba, free weights or walking outside.

I set my mind to doing 3 days a week and following the running schedule to a T. I have done that and more. I used to not be able to find time to exercise, now I MAKE time. If the kids are sleeping for 30 minutes, I use that time to run or do weights. If I cannot fit it in during the day, I run or work out at night once they have gone to bed. I have so much more energy because of this.

My two kids often have me up all hours of the night so I understand all you mamas who are having trouble putting one foot in front of the other, let alone exercising. Honestly though, I can feel beat at the end of the day and not want to run but once I get on my treadmill, all fatigue drains away.

I did not have this “running high” in the first couple weeks of the challenge. So don’t worry if you have not felt it yet, you will. Now that I do get that energetic and euphoric feeling after exercising, I will NOT be going back to being a couch potato. As my best friend has said, I’m converted for LIFE!

So why don’t you join me? Grab your running shoes and get at it. Trust me, you will thank me!

Follow from the beginning with Week 1 to 5.

If you have been running with me already (Yay you!), here is Weeks 6 to 10.

From www.netdoctor.co.uk 

Week 6

  • Monday: jog for 8 minutes then walk for 3 minutes. Repeat x 2. Jog for 6 minutes then walk for 2 minutes.
  • Wednesday: jog for 8 minutes then walk for 2 minutes. Repeat x 3.
  • Saturday: jog for 8 minutes then walk for 2 minutes. Repeat x 3.

 

Week 7

 Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

  • Jog for 10 minutes then walk for 3 minutes.
  • Jog for 8 minutes then walk for 2 minutes.
  • Jog for 7 minutes.

 

Week 8

Monday

  • Jog for 10 minutes then walk for 2 minutes.
  • Jog for 8 minutes then walk for 2 minutes.
  • Jog for 8 minutes.

Wednesday

  • Jog for 12 minutes then walk for 3 minutes.
  • Jog for 8 minutes then walk for 2 minutes.
  • Jog for 5 minutes.

Saturday

  • Jog for 12 minutes then walk for 3 minutes.
  • Jog for 8 minutes then walk for 2 minutes.
  • Jog for 5 minutes.

 

Week 9

Monday

  • Jog for 12 minutes then walk for 3 minutes. Repeat x 2.

Wednesday

  • Jog for 15 minutes then walk for 3 minutes.
  • Jog for 10 minutes then walk for 2 minutes.

Saturday

  • Jog for 15 minutes then walk for 3 minutes.
  • Jog for 12 minutes.

 

Week 10

  • Monday: jog for 20 minutes.
  • Wednesday: jog for 25 minutes.
  • Saturday: jog for 25 minutes. If you can, keep going for an extra 5 minutes.

Check out the netdoctor.co.uk to find more great tips for learning to run.

Read my Week 3 and Week 5 updates to see my progress. 

Have you started running yet? How is it going?
If you don’t run, what kind of exercise do you like doing?

Comments

  1. I do not run, but I’m really thinking about taking this challenge. I really need to start exercising again.

  2. I am a runner as well. Just wanted to say congrats!

  3. This is something I have been wanting to start doing. i have to get off my butt and start. Congrats to you on taking on this journey.

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