Post by Elmorton » July 2nd, 2008, 5:52 am
In Davenport IA on July 28th, there''s this major road race called the Bix 7 (7 miles). Through his work, my husband gets a free entry. He found out that this also applies for the "Quick Bix" which is a 2 mile run, basically up this huge hill and back down again. He told me he wanted to enter...and in a moment of complete insanity, I said "Sweet, sign me up, too!!"

For a normal person, maybe this isn''t a big deal, but um...I''m completely out of shape and a touch over 200 lbs. I tried jogging this past week, and I could do about 1/2 a mile without feeling like I''m dying. I REALLY want to do this run - I love having a goal and something to work toward, but my body has not been reacting well to my sudden urge to be fit. I''m a little achy this week.

So, for you runners out there, how do I get started on a good training schedule? In the last week, I''ve jogged a few more times (up to about .75 mi now, with some short walking), I did 2 miles on the treadmill at the Y and it took me exactly 30 minutes (also some walking), and since my legs have been feeling like they''re going to fall off, I did a Zumba class yesterday instead of jogging. I looked at the Mayo Clinic''s website for 5k training, and they recommended that runners who can do 1 mile comfortably should be at 2 miles after about 6 weeks...am I heading toward disaster, or can this be done??