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Monday, October 5, 2009

Training plan Week 1

I am officially calling this week, "Week One" of my 5k training plan. The past two weeks were just practice.

Obviously, last week wasn't such a healthy week with my birthday plans and everything. I tried to stay on track but I definitely do as well eating wise as I'd hoped. This week is another busy week so I have decided to write out my training plan for the world to see.

Monday October 5th- Ran 1 mile. I focused on speedwork today because I am sick of being so slow. I ran 1/4 mile at a 7 min pace, 1/4 mile at a 12 min pace, 1/4 at a 8 min pace and the last 1/4 at a slow 14 min pace. The speedwork was a struggle and I'll have to try this again!

Tuesday October 6th- (I have the CBEST at 8am-12pm, work till 7pm and my little sister's birthday that evening) I'm gonna call it a rest day

Wednesday October 7th- run 2 miles in the am. I won't focus on speed. I will just try to complete 2 miles in under 30 mins. (don't laugh!)

Thursday October 8th- run at least 1 mile in under 15 minutes. I would like to do some sprints this day as well.

Friday October 9th- 2 slow miles.

Saturday October 10th- rest day. maybe try some yoga or biking?

Sunday October 11th- run with my sister, husband and dad? Just try to keep up with whatever they do.

Do you think this plan is too soft? Not detailed enough? I'm sort of at a loss for what to do. I want to continue with the Couch to 5k program but I also want to try to improve my overall speed and pacing. I will take any advice!

The 5k I want to run is 7 weeks. I'm not positive that it will be enough time for me.



At October 5, 2009 at 9:22 AM , Blogger Mari said...

I don't think this plan is too soft especially since you are just starting out. You don't want to go HARD and then get injured in the process.

I wish you lived closer so we could jog together...I am sloooow too...I don't even check my speed...I run for duration and not for speed or miles =)

good luck honey and make sure you stretch stretch stretch!

At October 5, 2009 at 9:41 AM , Blogger Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I wish we lived closer too! I need a running buddy!

At October 5, 2009 at 9:46 AM , Blogger Missy said...

I just started the C25k program and I think you sound like you're doing amazing! Great job!

I noticed you commented on my food blog last week - I had neglected that blog (and tracking)so I never got back to you. I like eating smaller meals because I tend to want to eat or want something small throughout the day. It works for me to eat smaller meals so that I can resist cravings. Good luck!

At October 5, 2009 at 9:50 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

I want to run on Sunday. I ate so much at Disney this weekend.

At October 5, 2009 at 12:32 PM , Blogger sam said...

i love that you have your week planned out. i need to do that. i have just been hopping on the treadmill with no real plan. you have just inspired me mcgreevy (shrock).

At October 5, 2009 at 1:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this plan is great. You definitely need some "off" days (or yoga days!)

You are doing great! I'm so excited for you :)

At October 5, 2009 at 4:03 PM , Blogger ABB said...

Hi Amanda,

First of all, I'm glad you had a great birthday and lot's of fun and spoiled yourself!

Your running plan looks great, but if anything a little too detailed. I guess it depends on what you're aiming for - speed or distance?

The best thing you can do as a beginner runner is get some miles under your belt, especially if you are trying to increase your running distances.

The C25K is a great program, and you shouldn't need any speed work on top of that to begin with.

Don't worry too much about being fast for now, as your body starts to get used to running and you build your fitness you will notice your speed increase naturally, without any focussed speed training.

In my opinion, you should concentrate on building your running base and running for a decent length of time without stopping or walking as a start. The speed will come!

Oh, and remember, some runners aren't built for speed but more for distance and vice versa, you're on an awesome journey here be patient with your body and enjoy the ride!


At October 6, 2009 at 5:47 PM , Blogger Ashley said...

looks like a good plan!


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