New Shoes and 10K Training Plan

It’s official … My daughter and I are registered for the 9th Annual Wounded Warrior 10K Race in our city next Month.  🙂

This is my daughter’s first 10K race, so I looked around for a beginner training plan that I thought would work for her.  I like how basic Hal Higdon’s plan was for someone who was new to running in general.  So, we are both following his 10K Novice Training Program.

Other plans I followed had cross training on Mon-Wed-Fri and running on Tue-Thu-Sat, so I tweaked his plan to fit that kind of schedule.  That schedule works very well for my life.  The runs seem very easy, but they are turning out to be perfect for my current state of fitness.

Of course, I had to make it cute to hang on the wall, so I can check off the workouts.  🙂

Since I’m still barely getting back into exercise I have been using walking as my cross training, or I’ve even rested on the cross training days.  I’m taking it slow and easy.  My daughter is faithful to do a Jillian Michaels DVD or go for a walk on cross training days.  She’s off to a great start!

We both were having some issues in our legs and I realized it was time for new running shoes.  So, we went out the other evening and got new shoes.  She picked another pair of Reeboks because she really likes how they fit to her more narrow foot.

I went straight for the Asics, my favorite running shoe this far.  I tried on a cheaper priced pair of shoes and they seemed to feel pretty good.  But then I decided to try on the style I usually buy, which is more expensive, to see what the difference was.

The laces were no sooner tied up and I was reminded why I invest money in good running shoes.  They felt amazing.  The support, the cushion…there was no question and I purchased the Asics GT-2000.

So, we’re set.  New running shoes, a training plan and we’re registered for a race.  This will be my daughter’s first 10K and I’m super excited to be able to run it with her…or at least somewhere behind her.  🙂

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One Response to New Shoes and 10K Training Plan

  1. Kitty says:

    Sounds like a great plan. And cute running shoes. I know you didn't buy them for that reason (I also wear Asics and really like them), but still they are cute.

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