I said that I was starting a 10K running program and that I’d start doing a weekly update, I bet since you haven’t seen an update you think I quietly skipped out (again), right? Wrong! So far so good, no skipped or moved runs at all.
I decided it would not be a cop out to add a cushion week in before starting the actual plan since it had been a while since I ran and I didn’t want to give myself an excuse to quit the first week!
I’m running Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. I may switch that to a Saturday here and there since a weekend run is a weekend run, but no other editing. My add on week was a 2 mile, 1.5 mile, then 2.5 mile run. This week I did a 2.5 Tuesday and 2 miles tonight. So far they’ve all been barefoot and on the treadmill. Sunday I’m meeting a running group (never did that before) and will do a 3 mile trail run. That’ll be fun! My oldest son is going with me so I know I’ll finish, I don’t run with anyone else often so when I do I don’t even notice the miles because it’s something different. I’ll wear my minimalist shoes for that and maybe for all of my ‘long’ runs because the 10K I think I’ll be signing up for is a midnight run and I was told the turnaround part is really dark. I like barefoot but not in pitch black conditions!
I’ve been doing yoga after every run and though I can’t say it’s been easy for me to finish all the runs I can say I haven’t been sore anywhere or had any real issues finishing. I just have a horrible habit of looking at the mileage every 2 seconds which make my runs seem to take FOREVER. I’ve been listening to Zombies, Run!, Rock My Run, and podcasts and it makes a big difference. Especially if I hit on a really funny podcast.
My one fail has been cross training. I haven’t been. It’s part of the plan and I need to get started on it. I wish my Radio Flyer looking bike wasn’t messed up, that would make cross training fun. I did go kayaking last Thursday, that counted as cross training for certain, even if it was a run day!
Lots of other great non-running things have been happening too. I’ll have to give an update soon on the garden, the chicks, our newest farm-y addition and some other things like a giveaway to the Margarita Festival coming up in Tampa!
Are you training for or starting anything new? How’s it going so far? I love the first few weeks of pretty much anything, it’s always so much fun to start something new!