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
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?