this is why the idea of TRAINING to WALK never occurred to me. all that time i spent looking for a training program to teach me to RUN was silly! i should have been looking for a training program to teach me to WALK. i feel like one of Maleficent's goons who were looking in cradles trying to find a 16 year old Sleeping Beauty. (silly evil henchmen)
i googled "train to walk a 5k" and there was a bunch of information. if you actually care about the details, you can read all about it here. this is it in a very large nutshell.
WALK A 5K TRAINING PROGRAM:
Week 1: Getting Started
15 min walk at easy pace (5 days a week)
Week 2: Work On Your Walking Form
20 min walk at easy pace (5 days a week)
Use your walks this week to concentrate on developing good walking posture and technique. This can greatly improve your ease of walking and improve your speed.
Walking Form Technique for Beginners
Week 3: Walk at a Moderate Pace
25 min walk at moderate, determined pace (5 days a week)
"moderate pace" means:
- may be breathing noticeably
- able to carry on a full conversation while walking
- not out of breath
Concentrate on improving your walking form to add speed. If you have not been using arm motion, this can be the key to increasing speed. Fast Walking Technique
Week 6: Build Mileage
60 min at easy pace (1 day a week)
come may 20th (the first of my 3 5Ks in 2 weeks) i will be rockin' that pavement!