My first organized cardio routine was Couch to 5K. I can’t recommend this program highly enough. I went from having difficulty running for more then a few minutes to three 30 minute runs in the final week. Read all of my posts on Couch to 5K here.

Next, I moved on to the Afterburn Energy System. This plan involves a mixture of sprinting and jogging. All of my posts on Afterburn are here.

After that, I did One Hour Runner. After ten weeks I was able to run for an hour. All my OHR posts are here.

Next, I did Hal Higdon’s Marathon Training (novice 1). All my HHMT posts are here.

Currently, my cardio consists entirely of swimming but I’ll eventually give that up. Now that the weather has warmed up I’m planning on getting back to running with the idea of participating in more races.

—-  Along the way I’ve run a 5K, a 10K, a half marathon and a marathon —-