So: I have this10k coming up in 3 weeks.
I started incorporating running into my fitness program last November. However, if you read my blog, or follow on DailyMile, you know that I have done less than 10 or so runs actually outside. Now that the weather is getting nicer here in Michigan, I am moving ahead with an actual training plan, and running outside as much as possible.
The training plan I selected was one I have seen a lot of on other running blogs. It is developed by Hal Higdon, and he has many training plans for various lengths of races. I selected the Novice 10K Training program:
Training for your first 10-K
|1||stretch & strength||2.5 m run||30 min cross||2.0 m run + strength||Rest||40 min cross||3 m run|
|2||stretch & strength||2.5 m run||30 min cross||2.0 m run + strength||Rest||40 min cross||3.5 m run|
|3||stretch & strength||2.5 m run||35 min cross||2.0 m run + strength||Rest||50 min cross||4 m run|
|4||stretch & strength||3 m run||35 min cross||2.0 m run + strength||Rest||50 min cross||4 m run|
|5||stretch & strength||3 m run||40 min cross||2.0 m run + strength||Rest||60 min cross||4.5 m run|
|6||stretch & strength||3 m run||40 min cross||2.0 m run + strength||Rest||60 min cross||5 m run|
|7||stretch & strength||3 m run||45 min cross||2.0 m run + strength||Rest||60 min cross||5.5 m run|
|8||stretch & strength||3 m run||30 min cross||2.0 m run + strength||Rest||Rest||10-K Race|
Wednesday: 5 miles
Friday: 3.1 miles
Sun: 4.5 miles
The following information below is courtesy of my Garmin 405, of which I now Love!! I had my struggles which I talk about here and here.
I am still learning all I can about how to best use the watch, and all its features. This past weekend, I finally learned how to transfer my runs to the computer to generate all this fun info.