Yesterday I mentioned I was stressed out about getting behind on, well, everything. One of those things was training for an upcoming race festival complete with a half, 10k, and 5k. I’ve decided to switch gears and not race any of them at all. I know what you’re thinking. “Presley, you’ve never actually raced in your life.” You got me there, folks. Just kidding. My idea of racing is just running somewhat faster than usual. Since, you know, I’m not actually fast or anything.
So now I’m totally just going to run all three for fun now for several reasons: 1.) I haven’t been running lately, 2.) I don’t have a ton of spare time in the upcoming weeks, and 3.) I’m really nervous for three daggum races in one weekend. There, I said it.
Here’s the new plan, which I based off of the awesome SmartCoach plans from Runner’s World:
Oh, yeah. Low-mileage for the win. To a lot of runners, this is like 8 weeks off from running. To me, this is exactly what I’m capable of right now. Gotta just do what you can, right?
For the cross-training, I’m hoping to do a lot of Shockwave, TRX, yoga, and spinning. Even though I loathe that last one, I know it’s good for me. Tempo runs are something I always have trouble with, so I threw them in there to force me to try for once. Speed can be anything from mile repeats to HIIT. Whatever I’m feeling that day. Pretty simple stuff, right? And, yes, I included two rest days because I’m all about being honest with myself…
I didn’t proof-read any of that chart or this post, so please yell at me when you find a glaring grammatical error. I deserve it.