If you’ve been following this blog since the beginning, you’ll know that I started it with a post about how I was getting back into fitness through running. You might also have noticed that I have a love/hate relationship with running. Which is why I decided to sign up to Run To The Beat 10k to prove to myself that I can run and I can also ‘be a runner’.
So this is part 1 of my training route to the 10k on September 14th.
I’m following a 5k to 10k training programme to help me judge my training and pace and it’s working really well!
Monday – Rest day – totally nailed this one
Tuesday – 20 minute run (moderate) – skipped this and went to a 60 minute Warriors (boxing fitness class)
Wednesday – Rest day – I felt like a run so I did! 2.45km at 06:27 average pace followed by 60 minute boxing class
Thursday – 20 minute run (moderate) – skipped this for a 30 minute cycle and 30 minute PT session
Friday – 20 minute run (easy) – did this on the treadmill at the gym followed by 35 minutes of making up my own circuits
Saturday – Rest day – easy peasy
Sunday – 35 minutes long run – I did 30 minutes at 06:43 pace and then a 30 minute PT session (in the pissing rain…)
Monday – Rest day – which was lucky as I had a tummy bug
Tuesday – 25 minute run moderate – Skipped this to go to 60 minute yoga class which was much kinder on my tummy than a run
Wednesday – Rest day – I did a 21 minute run at a pace of 06:21 and then a 30 minute PT session
Thursday – 30 minute run moderate – life got in the way of this one but I did a 40 minute cycle instead
Friday – 25 minute run easy – did this one on the treadmill in the gym followed by a 30 minute circuit session including TRX, battle ropes and trying not to laugh at the gym posers
Saturday – Rest day – Squeezed in a 30 minute PT session
Sunday – 40 minute long run – This is tomorrow’s challenge and I’m a little nervous as it’s going to be the longest that I’ll have ever run. Watch this space!
I’ve also been making sure that I’m eating plenty of food as running on a calorie deficit is just plain miserable. I’ve reintroduced protein shakes in the mornings with salads for lunch and a good sized snack in the afternoons even if I’m not hungry followed by a dinner that includes protein, carbs and good fats.
Even though I might not be sticking to the plan exactly, my running is feeling stronger, my little legs are moving faster than they ever have before and I’m starting to believe that a 10k might actually be in my reach!