I know doing cardio is the most dreaded thing possible, but it is a must for a healthy lifestyle. There are all forms of cardio, but they all have one similar benefit; a healthier heart. I am a runner and I absolutely love it, so doing cardio is actually fun for me (as weird as that sounds).
I have put together a one-month beginner cardio plan to introduce those of you to the joy of running. I am going to start slow and work in a few extra miles as the month progresses. Good Luck!!
Jog or walk as slow or as fast as you want. Remember, this is just a guide, you can adjust it to fit your schedule or your level of cardiovascular endurance. Before you begin, make sure your doctor advises that you’re healthy enough to persue this plan.
M: 2 mile walk T: 3 mile walk W: 4 mile walk Th: 3 mile walk F: 2 mile walk
M: 1 mile jog, 1 mile walk T: 1 mile jog, 1 mile walk W: 1 mile jog, 2 mile walk Th: 1 mile jog, 2 mile walk F: 2 mile jog
M: 2 mile jog T: 2 mile jog, 1 mile walk W: 2 mile jog, 1 mile walk TH: 2 mile jog, 1 mile walk F: 2.5 mile jog
M: 2 mile jog T: 2 mile jog W: 2.5 mile jog Th: 2.5 mile jog F: 3 mile jog
Run a 5k race
Please feel free to ask any questions if you have any, either here in the comments or via email.
September 20th, 2008