Archive for January 19, 2011

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Below is the second weekly contribution to the

Whole New Dad Couch to 5K Series featured at

The next installment of the series will be posted each Wednesday throughout the program:

Welcome to week three of our Whole New Dad program.  If you are still on track after the first two weeks of the program, you have gotten out of the house or hopped on the treadmill for six brisk walking workouts.

Three workouts in week one lasting 20 minutes each, followed by another three workouts in week two of 25 minutes a piece. You have that training plan tacked prominently onto your refrigerator at home and have been able to cross off 6 training sessions.  Congratulations!  Building that time into your schedule and hitting those workouts is a huge accomplishment.

Now it’s time for us to get down to business and get you out there doing some running.  Whenever I am training for a race, whether it is a local race here in Austin or a large Marathon there is a day circled on my training calendar marked “Day 1,” the first day of training.

Those strides are the first ones on my way to the starting line.  No matter what the event or how hard I am going to have to work to reach my goals, there is something very magical about them.  Those are the strides where it all starts.  Without them, everything to follow would be impossible.

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