Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Training Program

So, good times with the 5K training program that I joined.

It's called the "Couch to 5K" program, so you would think that the majority of people who join would be more at the "couch" level rather than the "5K" part.  You would be wrong. 

They broke everyone into 7 groups, groups 1 & 2 are the runners who can "do a 9-10 minute mile," groups 3-4 are the jog/walkers and groups 5-7 are mostly walkers.  I am in group 6.  That's right, 6/7.  Now, I am not exactly a couch potato, but I am not a runner.  I can kick things for a long time, but have me run longer than 1/4 of a mile and I am toast.  And I have bad knees.  Good times.

I am sorry, but WHY is there even a group 1 or 2?!  What the frick?!  You can already run, but you are joining a program for people who are starting at the "couch" portion of this training?  WHAT?! 

Ok, I have your number groups one and two.  You just joined to feel good about yourself and secretly make fun of us walkers.  Bastards.

THEN, today they do fitness assessments.  Pushups, situps, flexibility, weight, height...I was fine up until they reached the body fat measurements.  Giant pinchers that measure your fat rolls?  Grrrrrrrreat.  It all started with the trainer telling me to take off my shirt...and then there was just a lot of groping.  Unfortunately, it wasn't the fun kind.

If I haven't improved at all  in the next 8 weeks (how long the program is), I am not going to be happy.  This is a lot of work and I had better get results!!

1 comment:

  1. Every time I think of walking fast it reminds me of those old Jenny Craig commercials...speed walking with the hips just going like a slingshot.