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10K Training Plan: Week 14

Custis Trail

On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
29-Sep Yoga 3 mile run 45 min CT 2 mile run 60 min CT Rest 5.5 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
29-Sep Rest Rest 3 mile run Rest Rest 2 mile run Lots of walking

Based on my schedule this week, I shifted the run days.  I still got all of ,my runs in, so that is what is most important!  The long run will show up on next week’s training because I did it on Sunday.

1 more week until the race!!

10K Training Plan: Week 13

5 Miles

On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
24-Sep Yoga 3 mile run 40 min CT 2 + strength 60 min CT Rest 5 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
24-Sep Rest 3 mile run Rest Rest Short Walk Rest 5 mile run

Well, I got that Monday run in and then didn’t run on Wednesday!  At least we went for a short walk on Thursday night.

Only two more weeks to go!

10K Training Plan: Week 12

Custis Trail

On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
15-Sep Yoga 3 mile run 40 min CT 2 mile run 50 min CT Rest 4.5 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
15-Sep Walk Rest Rest 2.75 mile run Rest Rest 4.5 mile run

I missed that Monday run again.  I NEED to push myself to get everything in these next few weeks because the race is almost here!

I did think while out on that 4.5 miler that in the near future a 10K race is as far as I need to go.  When I first started getting into running, I had ambitious days where I’ve looked at half marathon training plans or looked for races.  I’d still like to do one, but I don’t think it will be anytime soon.  Maybe 2015 will be the year!

10K Training Plan: Week 11

Shunga Trail

On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Yoga 3 mile run 35 min CT 2 + strength 50 min CT Rest 4 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Yoga Rest 2 hrs volleyball 3 mile run Rest Rest 4 mile run

I skipped one of the runs (95 degrees still at 6pm?  No thank you!) , but overall a good week.

I was a sub for one of my Kansas coworker’s team and they had a double header on Tuesday night!  It was fun to get out on the court again.

I definitely didn’t want to get out of bed and do the run on Saturday, but I’m glad Zac pushed me out of bed to go.  This week’s 4 miler was much better than last week’s.  The weather was AWESOME!

10K Training Plan: Week 10

Sneakers

On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1-Sep Yoga 2.5 mile run 35 min CT 2 + strength 50 min CT Rest 4 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1-Sep Yoga Rest 2 mile run Rest 2.5 mile run Rest 4 mile run

This week I was still getting over being sick, so I didn’t want to get back into things too quickly and end up staying sick.

Sunday’s yoga was the perfect way to get back into things.  It was a small class because of the holiday, so it felt more relaxed which is just what I needed.  I took Monday off to read and nap at the pool.  Vitamin D is necessary for getting better right? I also flipped the weekday distances.

Saturday’s long run was rough, but I trudged through it.  I’m hopeful next week goes a bit better.

10K Training Plan: Week 9

Fastest Mile

On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
25-Aug Yoga 2.5 mile run 30 min CT 2 + strength 40 min CT Rest 4 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
25-Aug Rest Rest Rest 2.35 mile run Rest Rest Rest

This week had a big up and lots of downs.  The up was that I ran my fastest mile to date in 9:37!  Down #1 was that I only ran once during the week.  Down #2 was that Friday morning found out I had strep throat.  UGH!  That 4 mile planned for Saturday was definitely not happening.  I started on antibiotics and rested up over the long weekend so am hoping to get back into things slowly this week.

10K Training Plan: Week 8

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On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
18-Aug Yoga 2.5 mile run 30 min CT 2 mile + strength  40 min CT Rest 3.5 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
18-Aug Yoga 2.5 mile run 30 min walk 2 mile run Rest 3.5 mile run Active Rest

I was traveling to visit family on Thursday so I wasn’t able to fit in a workout.

Friday’s run was with my sister.  Running a new route through the University of Minnesota campus and some of downtown Minneapolis was fun for me, although she is faster than I am.  I was able to keep up with her for the first two miles but then I had to take a walk break to catch my breath when we hit a point in the route where I could see her ahead of me so I didn’t get lost!

Saturday we did a lot of walking at the State Fair but it was probably cancelled out with all the fried food I consumed!  I’m calling it an active rest day and leaving it at that.

10K Training Recap: Week 7

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On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
11-Aug Yoga 2.5 mile run 30 min CT 2 mile + strength 40 min CT Rest 3 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
11-Aug Rest 2.5 mile run Rest 2 mile run Rest 75 min yoga 3 mile run

This week marks the first official week of the training plan.  I based my training plan on the beginner 10K training plan from Hal Higdon.  I added the 6 weeks at the beginning in order to build up to the plan.

I got all my runs in, but didn’t do any cross training this week.  I did get to yoga on Friday though, so that was something.  I tried a new class at Mind the Mat called Rocket Yoga.  It is similar to the Flow Yoga class that I take, but the sun salutation B is slightly different and there were more opportunities for inversion poses.

I think with it being my first week home in three weeks I just wanted to take it easy.

10K Training Recap: Week 6

Runs Week of 0805

On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
4-Aug Yoga 2.25 mile run 25 min CT 2.25 mile run 30 min CT Rest 2.75 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
4-Aug 45 min walk 2.25 mile run 1 hour yoga 2.25 mile run Rest Rest 2.75 mile run

I was in Kansas this week and I found a new place to go running! One of the people I work with when I’m out here told me about the Shunga Trail.  It is paved and runs along the Shunga Creek,  the whole trail is a little over 7.5 miles and there are many entrances along the trail.  It reminded me a little bit of the trails near us in Arlington.  When I come back in September I will definitely run on it again.

Only 25 minutes on the schedule for Tuesday’s cross training, but I hadn’t been to yoga in a while and really wanted to go and get a good stretch.  I went to warm flow (85 degrees) at Lava Yoga. The class was full to the brim so it was extra hot in there, I was dripping sweat when I left.

I didn’t make it in time on Thursday to play in the volleyball match. Once my plane landed, we sat out on the tarmac for 20 minutes waiting for our gate and the cab driver wasn’t very good.  I got to the gym just as game three was starting and our team had already lost game 1 and 2 so I just watched.  I guess it was good I’d done the hour of yoga on Tuesday and that I walked on Friday to the sandwich place to get lunch.

For the first time in my training plan, I’ve had to walk during a run.  On Saturday I ran 2.60 miles and walked the last .15 miles.  I had slowed down to look before entering the crosswalk and had to stop as a car went by.  As I stood there waiting for the car to pass, I got a bit light headed.  I waited a bit longer and it wasn’t going away so I decided to walk the remaining .15 miles, cutting through by the high school track to stop for a drink.  I felt fine after having some water and then walked the remainder of the way home as a cool down like I’d originally planned.  Of course, this isn’t the end of the world and I did run 95% of the distance.  What I learned from this is that I need to hydrate better before my runs, especially if I’m choosing the hilly route to run so I don’t run out of steam at the end.  I think as my runs get longer I’ll need to carry some water with me.