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Training for a 10K

Sunday, May 05, 2013

I've decided to increase my mileage weekly to train for a emoticon as running is such Fun! Running is the choice of cardio I find myself turning to more & more.
I do want to avoid injury and burn out, yet still enjoy running on a regular basis. So, I've made a plan for myself. I LOVE that energy boost I get during my run and afterwards!

My future training for a emoticon will look like this:

emoticonSunday: 60 MIN Circuit Training & stretching

emoticonMonday: 60 MIN run/walk Jeff Galloway style

emoticonTuesday: 30-45 MIN aerobics/dance/calisthenics

emoticonWednesday: 60 MIN Circuit Training & stretching

emoticonThursday: 60 MIN run/walk Jeff Galloway style

emoticon Friday: my 'rest day'...::usually the busiest for my family, but not for "fitness". REST is a versatile word. Lol! emoticon

emoticon Saturday: 30-45 MIN aerobics/dance/calisthenics

We shall see how many miles I can cover. emoticon emoticon
My fuse is lit, and I look forward to making PROGRESS! emoticon

The PLAN is to take my usual 3 miles, and increase my mileage by a mile each week. The Jeff Galloway way of running suits me, keeps me from overdoing it, and allows me room to grow. This week, I will work towards 4 miles on Monday & Thursday. I have a whole hour to do it....:::I plan to take it SLOW. But who knows where the road may lead me? It's all wide open::... emoticon emoticon

My present 3 miles: (My run pace starts at a 12 min/mile and ends at a 9 min/mile pace. The walking pace is 16-17 min/mile for about 15-20 seconds.)

During this time of training, if I begin to talk to myself, I'll simply head to SP and reach out to YOU! ...:::lol.
This vid is another tool I will use....:::LOL! You've gotta see it!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EVER-HOPEFUL 5/11/2013 4:28PM


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RICKISMOM1 5/6/2013 7:03PM

    GO GO GO GIRL! GRIN! WTG!!! emoticon

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PAULALALALA 5/6/2013 9:15AM

    Great schedule -- and loved the video! Very inspiring!
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OWL_20 5/5/2013 9:00PM

    Wow, that's a great training schedule! If you don't mind my asking, what are your intervals of run to walk? I currently do 4 mins of run to one of walk, but after reading thru a Galloway book last night I think I'm doing it wrong. This is an awesome plan!

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TONYVAND1 5/5/2013 8:04PM

  Looks like a great plan Go for it

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MIRAGE727 5/5/2013 7:03PM

Go for it! Train well, stay focused, and be well!

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NATPLUMMER 5/5/2013 5:43PM


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    Great job! I love the turtle/rocket pic!

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/5/2013 3:57PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great to hear that you are training for a emoticon !

Your weekly plan looks great! A good mix of cardio and strength!

Jeff Galloway is great!

Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LRSILVER 5/5/2013 3:47PM

    Laura, awesome blog. I am a walker. But I have been thinking of trying a little running. I just find that I don't enjoy it. But I plan on decreasing my time for a 5 k and then maybe working on a 10k. Good luck. It looks like you have fitness well in hand.

Woo Hoo

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MJREIMERS 5/5/2013 12:27PM

    Great blog! I've recently started running and although some days I still have a love/hate relationship with it, I love when I stop, I'm getting addicted. I plan on a 5K in June, but after that I have no plans. My goal is to try a 10K someday.

Thanks for the "advice" on the running. (Your schedule helped!) I'm still trying to figure out how many days to run and when to rest! I'm learning to listen to my body.

Good luck in your training.

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LILYGAL 5/5/2013 11:39AM

    This is an awesome plan. I know emoticon !! I so envy you being able to run. Not allowed due to knee problems. I do jog at times though! emoticon . Have a nephew and a friend who just did the Indy 500 mini marathon. Both finished in just over 2 hrs.

Go, girlfriend and show us how it is done!!!

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