Tuesday, February 9, 2010

5k Training

Thanks for everyone's comments about yesterday's post.  I'm feeling much better today!  I'm not sure what happened to me, but I'm back in the game and I'm trying not to eat everything in sight!  I'm in one of those moods where EVERYTHING sounds good, especially chips, crackers, candy, chocolate, etc.  You know, those foods that are just so damn good for you!

I've been thinking a lot about my training, and I think I've come up with a good plan.  At least for the next five weeks.  That is when my first 5k race is, and as much as I'd like to say I'll be prepared for it, I'm still scared that I'm going to majorly suck at the actual racing portion of this.  I have a tendency to start walking when the going gets tough.  So with that, I'd like to really make sure I get the right training in.

I found a program for intermediate runners.  I'm not really sure if I'm really an intermediate runner, but after looking at the different options (beginners, advanced, etc.) I chose intermediate because that seems to be based around what mileage I'm already doing.  Also, because it is technically an 8-week plan and I'm only doing 5 weeks, I think this plan fits in perfectly with what I'm already doing.

Here it is.  Not that most people care, but I feel the need to put it out there.  Hold me accountable peeps!

There we go.  Obviously I missed Monday already, so tonight I have a 3 mile run lined up.  Let's see how this works out for me!  After I get this 5k out of the way, I'll plan my next round of training for my half in August.  Or maybe I'll start sooner, but I'm glad I have a clear direction for the next month.

If anyone has any suggestions for me, please feel free to speak your mind, either in a comment or email me at caitlinsimms1 (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thanks for reading!  I've got big ideas for a giveaway once I get a certain number of in the next 5 years you may be able to enter!

Biggest Loser tonight!  And bratwurst (for my man...I'll probably have salad or something :)

1 comment:

  1. Caitlin - you're going to do great in the 5K. As for the half training.. look up Hal Higdon. He has training programs ranging from short races to marathons for all different levels of runners. I ran a half last year and trained using his beginner half training program. I loved it!

    You're going to do amazing!


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