A few weeks ago I began my 10k journey. I created my own 10k training plan using Jeff Galloway and Jenny Hadfield 10k guides as my inspiration. It’s been three weeks of training now and I haven’t managed to follow my own plan for even one week yet! I could give all the excuses, but it comes down to two things:
- It’s too hot to run outside
- I’m lazy
Since I can’t seem to get four runs in during the week, I’m going to tweak my training plan. I’m only going to require three runs per week, with my Sunday run optional. If I don’t run on Sunday I’ll still have to do at least 30 minutes of cardio, but I’m tired of beating myself up over not getting all my runs in. I’ll be shifting most of my long runs to Friday, which is my favorite day to hang out in the gym.
My runs this week all felt really good. My 4 mile run on Friday was awesome! After my warmup I ran one mile/walked five minutes three times, hitting the four mile mark. I was disgustingly sweaty after I was finished, but I felt great. I’m not worried about my 10k at all. I’ve got two more months of training; I’m going to kick ass!
Week 3 Training Breakdown