So, I wanted to start c25k but my doc is worried about my joints and said that she would prefer if I waited until I'd lost a little more weight so as not to cause more stress on my joints than necessary. I recently got a recumbent bike.
This is the one I got:
So, to prevent stress on my joints, but to help build my stamina and endurance for when I am able to start c25k (hopefully June 19th, that's when my second four month goal time allotment ends) I'm doing it on my bike. I mean it's really just interval training, and it will prepare me for 'the real thing' in June. I do a speed of about 10-12 on the bike on low resistance for the 'walking' portion, and then I up it to 15-16 for the "running" portion.
I'm pretty excited about this. Tomorrow is week 1, "run" 2. Tonight I did 10 miles on the bike at a consistent speed of about 11-12 and I feel great. :) I never trust what the machines say for 'calories burned' but it's nice to know I'm at least burning them, and staying in my target heart range. :)
I never thought this would be who I am. Who would've thought? I'm not sure if it'll happen or not but I'm daydreaming of buying a bike to ride outside in the summer.
Are you doing any version of c25k? Are you looking for support? Leave me a comment and we can cheer each other on!