Veteran’s Day 10K

I will still get the run my 10K after all.  I found a 10K race in the same park that I was supposed to be running the Boo! Run For Life race in.

The Veteran’s Day 10K is on 11/10 and I am signed up!

To keep up with my long distance running until then I’ve created the following schedule.  I’ll be running 5 and 5.5 miles again and will be able to fit in a 6 mile run that I wouldn’t have gotten in for my original plan.

Week Of Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
13-Oct 5K Rest 3 miles Cross 2 miles Rest 5 miles
20-Oct Yoga Cross 3 miles Cross 2 miles Rest 5.5 miles
27-Oct Yoga Cross 3 miles Cross 2 miles Rest 6 miles
3-Nov Yoga Cross 3 miles Cross 2 miles Rest Rest

10K Training: Week 1 Recap
WLHS track

On the schedule:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
30-Jun Yoga 1 mile run 20 min CT 1 mile run 20 min CT Rest 1.5 mile run

What actually happened:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
30-Jun Rest Rest 1 mile run Walk 1 mile run Walk 1.5 mile run

Other than the yoga on Sunday, I got all of the workouts in.  I even ran on July 4th before heading out to a BBQ and fireworks! Tuesday’s run was on the treadmill because it was raining but Thursday and Saturday were outside on the nearby high school track.  You know what isn’t a good idea?  Running in the heat of the day when it is super humid out.  You come back looking like this:

Running in the heat face

Oddly, only my face got really red.  The rest of my body had a normal amount of workout flush to it.  Not to worry, I drank a bunch of water when I got back and took a cold shower to cool off.

For both cross training sessions this week, Zac and I went on walks.  The Wednesday walking was to and from the movie theater which is a little over half a mile from our apartment.  The walk on Friday was 2.5 miles on the trail and through the neighborhood, quite a bit more than the 20 minutes scheduled but it was a nice night out.

I also went to Old Navy and got two new tank tops and two new pairs of running shorts.  I only had 2 pairs of running shorts and would not make it through running in this summer heat without some additional pairs.  Fun colors!

Old Navy workout clothes

Five for Friday

Some highlights from the week and what I’m looking forward to for the weekend!

1) Great time for 4th of July! We went to a BBQ that a friend of a friend was having.  They live on a small lake so we all rode on the pontoon boat out to the middle of the lake to watch the fireworks.

Boats on the lake

Fireworks July 4 2013

2) I’m heading to another BBQ on Saturday with my friend Neha.  Since she enjoyed it so much from the wine and cheese night, I’m making my pasta salad again.

3) I made it through my first two training runs without walking.  I’m hoping I can make it through my “long” run of 1.5 miles Saturday morning without walking too.

4) Despicable Me 2 was so cute!  The theater was full, but on opening day for a movie there wasn’t as big of a craze as I thought there would be.  Obviously my favorite parts were the minions.

5) Yoga on Sunday.  It’s been a while since I’ve gone.



July Goals

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Now that June has come and gone, my goals for July are to:

1) Keep up with my training plan.

I want to stick as close to my plan as possible, especially when I’m traveling.  I think it will help to post weekly workout recaps.

2) Have remaining big vendors for wedding decided.

These include the DJ, limo, and florist.  It wouldn’t hurt to figure out our hotel block either.

3) Try one new restaurant.

I feel like lately if we do go out for dinner, we tend to go to the same places all the time.  Since we live right near DC we should take more advantage of the variety that the city has to offer!

4) Drink more water

I’m carrying this one one over.

What are your goals for the month?

I Registered!

This open ended workout plan I have going for myself right now of doing something active at least three times a week just isn’t cutting it.

I thought back to when I was most consistent with working out and I came to the conclusion that it was when there was a specific plan.  For volleyball, there were preseason workouts to follow. For races, there were training plans to follow.

When there is a plan laid out for me to stick to, I generally stick to it. This is not surprising at all to me, I am a planner type person who also likes lists.

I’ve run a 5K and an 8K, so I thought why not do a 10K?  I looked at some of the 10K training plans on the internet and most of them were 8 weeks long.  In the other races, I used the Hal Higdon plans as my base and found them to be manageable so I decided to use his plan again. I’d really like to make it through the race with minimal walking breaks so I added an additional 6 weeks of training to the plan to slowly build up my mileage before officially starting the Higdon plan.

After creating the training plan, I looked for a race for sometime in October.  Luckily there was a local 10K so I registered!! I will be running in the Boo! Run for Life 10K on Sunday October 13th.

Boo 10K Logo

The course looks like it will be fun to run near the monuments and along the river.

Boo 10K course

I’m starting my training plan on Monday July 1st.  I’ll be doing 2 runs during the week, plus a long run on the weekend at a minimum.

The plan recommends a stretch and strengthen day, so I’m thinking I’ll use yoga for this.  It also recommends 2 cross training sessions per week as well.  I’m going to start slow here since I think its pretty ambitious to go from 1 or 2 workouts a week to 6 so I need to pace myself.  It will help to have volleyball league on Thursdays until mid August to count as my cross training, although we’re off next week for 4th of July.  In my opinion the runs are the most important and the other workouts are just supplementary.

Here is my week 1 schedule.

Week Of Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
30-Jun Yoga 1 mile run 20 min cross 1 mile run 20 min cross Rest 1.5 mile run