As most of my followers probably know....I have completed the C25K program and had moved on to the Bridge to 10K
Well, keeping with the 'FLEXIBILITY' and 'SUSTAINABILITY' and 'CONSISTENCY' mantras I have going on, I felt it necessary to ditch the Bridge 210K program. Not because is wasn't good, simply because the CRAZY woman that I am scheduled Me, Myself...and yup yours truly a BOAT LOAD of official runs to participate in from October til Dec 31st. So it kinda conflicted where scheduling was concerned.
So to keep my CRAZY race schedule and PT sessions from getting slammed, I created a spreadsheet and training schedule that allows me to train for the 10K Resolution Run on Dec 31 AND get all these pesky little runs outta the way...Thanks to ANNE7X7 pointing me in the direction of Runner;s World online.
It was great at helping me create a personal and effective and DOABLE training schedule...I simply LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
As daunting as it looks on paper....I think it is manageable.
This week ends up being my 'do what I want' kinda week because I started the training on Monday of next week.
I am super excited....I have to actually learn stuff now...like what a tempo run is vs an easy run vs a long run, vs speed work...although let's face it...'Easy' run...who coined that one!!??? EASY!! HA! right!
I ran tonight...an 'EASY' run...lol...my son, my daughter and I headed out to run my wee 3K run...and after this weekend's race...3 was plenty for me.
I mapped my route out today so that the guess work would be gone. I charged my Garmin, as it died today at lunch. the iPod was charged and ready to roll....
Reily wanted to run with me as he is quite interested in running the 10K Resolution Run with me. This meant that Payton had to jump on a bike and ride along side.
Well as I am getting changed into running gear it dawns on me the my Garmin is sitting on my desk at work charging....CRAP...one I don't have my Garmin....2, hope no one steals it....3, I DON'T have my Garmin!!!
Lucky I mapped my route online earlier. So I grabbed the iPod, set the Run through Nike + and started on my merry way with kids in tow...which for future reference to those of you who think it's a great idea...I am hear to tell you that you are all absolutely, certifiably INSANE!!!!
Off we go and get about 1 km in to the run when I forget which street I was supposed to turn on...CRAP...so I wing it...knowing the iPod is off in it's calculations, I don't stop when it 'says' I have hit the 4KM mark...I don't fall prey to it's lies that easily you know!
I guess most of the route based on what I recalled from the route I HAD mapped...then I tacked on a bit for good measure....It turns out that when all was said and done I ran 3.7KM...instead of 3, I could have gone for the whole 5, but the schedule told me NOT to...so I listened!
I took ZERO walking breaks, yet had to do a few on the spot jogs and a few backward runs just to keep kids in line...so that kinda slowed me down a bit...I know...get over it!!! OK I WILL!!!
I got home in less than 29 minutes...which gives me a 7:40 pace...which is faster than my scheduled had me for...it said to do an Easy run for 3KM @ 9:20 pace...apparently I BEAT that...
Now someone please tell me why the hell I couldn't do that on Sunday?
I LOVED tonight's little run...my broken butt got some exercise and although it still hurts, it felt great while running....I FELT GREAT running...I LOVED it again...
I really AM an evening runner....not a morning runner...nope, NOT ME!
I needed this smooth run, it helped remind me that I LOVE running.
Anyway, WAY longer than anticipated...OOOPSY!
Off to LALA Land....Later Sparkers,
RUN RUN RUN!!