Monday, May 23, 2011

Plan: 5.23.2011-5.29.2011

So as I mentioned in my first post, I found the Couch to 5k Running Program a while ago, and ran my first 5k two weeks ago.  I have another planned in just under two weeks from today, so basically I'm trying to maintain/increase my endurance just enough to come in under 40 minutes next Saturday (June 4).

That said, I'm going out of town this weekend to the mountains of North Carolina.  Running in an unfamiliar town all alone does not sound terribly appealing/safe, and we're staying at Eric's family's house, not a hotel, so there are no gym-type options.  Therefore, I've had to get mildly creative with my plan.  There are a bunch of hiking trails in the area, so there's one option.  Also Eric's aunt has a yoga studio over at their property, so we might try to persuade her into leading a class.

All that being said, here's my loose plan for the week.
Monday: Run 3 mi
Tuesday: Yoga
Wednesday: Run 3 mi (some fartleks)
Thursday: Rest (leaving for the mountains after work)
Friday: Hike or Rest
Saturday: Hike, Yoga or Rest
Sunday: Hika, Yoga or Rest

We'll see where the weekend takes us.  Next week should look a little more normal.  Run, Yoga, Run, Run, Rest, 5k, Run <---with fartleks at least twice.  That's the plan anyway.  I like plans.  My plans don't often come together perfectly, and that can send me into a panic, but hopefully things will work out this time.

I'm excited to run the Summerfest 5k, but after next Saturday the real work begins!  Training for a 10k means a super increase in endurance, longer runs, more miles.  I'm really very nervous, but knowing that I've already accomplished something helps to keep thing in perspective.  I didn't complete the Brookhaven Bolt in under 40 minutes, like I'd hoped, but I did complete it, which is more than a lot of people can say.  If I can do that, what's an extra 3 miles?  Well, it's a lot actually, but I know I have it in me now.

Wish me luck!

What's your biggest athletic accomplishment to date?  How did you achieve your goal?


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