Throughout my running career, I have found that it is not hard to go from a 5k to 10k run or once you made it to a 10k race to get to a 21k. But as any big journey, it all starts with taking that first step (literally).
The most difficult thing to do is to go from the couch to a 5k, but as life teaches us, there are many hard things in life that we must get through to get to the good part. Even the crispy side of bread is hard, but we eat that every day! :)
Once you make it to running a 5k, it won't be long until you can train to get to the 10k, but, who said you have to get there? I know many people who are in very good shape and are happy with running a 5k. They may go out running a 5k three times a week. I look at it this way, if you are an average runner you should work towards running a 5k in about 30 minutes. A fast runner should run a 5k in 20 minutes and if you just started running it could take you 40-45 minutes. If you feel like you need to walk the 5k it may take you 50-60 minutes.
One song is between 4 to 5 minutes long, so no matter what, you can have a minimum of 5 songs to listen to while completing your 5k. Build a playlist and take it with you on your run. If you don't like to listen to music while you are running, try this helpful trick; Look for particular objects around you as a mark or goal to reach "I will run until this tree, until this light or until this sign" you can do this while listening to music as well.
I hope you enjoyed my rant this week! Check out this weeks workout below.
Run for 4 minutes
Walk for 2 minutes
Repeat 5 times for a total of 30 minutes
This exercise should be completed 3 times a week