So that's my friend Leah in a nutshell. Once a standout 400-800 meter runner, she has now become my fastest marathon friend. Although I could go on and on about how awesome I think Leah is as a person and a runner, that is not my point of this post. But if you want to read about that and get to know her better, you should check out her new blog here!
The plan was something like this:
Day 1: Walking for 4 minutes and 30 seconds and running for 30 seconds
Day 2: Walking for 4 minutes and running 1 minute
Day 3: Walking for 3 minutes and 30 seconds and running for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
... and on...
lowering the walking and increasing the running...with each week...
Leah and I gchat daily so when she told me about this plan sometime around early December, I thought to myself... "hmmm, I can do this too!" And MAYBE this will make me feel successful at running instead of such a failure.
So for the past month and a half or so, this is the plan I've been doing. 1-3X a week (depending on how much time I have), I've been walk-running.
My workout plan that has worked for me is:
4 minutes walking to 3 minutes running for 30-45 minutes
Which translates to about 2 to 3.5 miles and about a 14 minute per mile pace
So I walk pretty slowly- 2.8-3.0mph on the treadmill and run at about 6.8mph.