Hello! Happy Monday everyone. Yes, it’s happy over here. My mom is visiting for two weeks. Yay!! But, more about that later…today I have some news to share.
If you look over to the right at my Daily Mile widget you’ll notice that I’ve been running a lot lately – including longer runs the past two Saturdays. Well….it’s because I am training for my first 10K.
Yes, my husband and I signed up for the Run for the Warriors race here in Jacksonville on Saturday, May 19th.
My husband challenged me to give the 10K a try, even though my original
easy plan was to PR the 5K. I was pretty nervous about that because I had never run farther than 3 miles before.
Until now. 🙂
Thankfully, the progress I have made so far from the Couch to 5K program I started back in February already had me well on my way to preparing for this race. I found a 10K training plan on JeffGalloway.com and counted back from the race day to where I needed to start training. I only “missed” the first 4 weeks of this training program when I started, but since I was over halfway through the C25K I noticed I was running the same amount as the “missed” weeks suggested. Which basically means I’m fine. (sorry for confusion).
I’ve printed out the 10K training plan, marked where I started and am marking off each day as I finish the suggested training. I’m using the two mid-week runs to finish up my C25K program and then doing the long runs suggested on Saturdays. It’s working out quite nicely.
So, I am completing my second ever race and I have a plan. I look forward to good things!
THat's awesome and what a great race it is!
I really want to run, but I have to get my breathing down so I don't feel like I'm hyperventilating.