Now that the 5K is over, I’m starting on a 10K training progrum (yeah, I know it’s progrAm, but my friend says progrUm and I think it’s hilarious)
Anyway, my schedule is modeled after Hal Higdon’s and looks something like this:
Monday— Run. 2.5-3 miles
Tuesday— Cross-training 30-45 mins
Wednesday— Run 2 miles + strength exercises (although I reserve the right to incorporate strength into my Tuesday workouts)
Friday— Cross-train 40-60 mins
Sat OR Sun— Long run. Starts at 3 miles and progresses to 6 miles. Alternate day is “stretch and strengthen” which I plan to use for Pilates.
I have various options for cross-training– elliptical/bike at the gym, FitTv workouts, walking. For “strength” I’m going to try to alternate between weights at the gym, FitTv sculpting workouts and probably some old-fashioned squats/lunges/crunches, etc. Hopefully the variety will help me from getting bored.
Tonight’s scheduled 2.5 mile run* turned into a mile run outside + 2.5 on the treadmill + 1 mile walk home. I planned to run my usual 2.5 mile route outside, but the wind and the cold was causing havoc on my lungs and I had to move my workout indoors.
My only concern about this progrum is the weather. I need to get used to running outside in the cold… or get more accustomed to the treadmill. It wasn’t so bad tonight, but when I have to start running 4-5 miles on it, I’m going to get BO-red.
If anyone has any good cross-training or stretching/strength workouts to suggest, send them my way. I’m sure I’ll need ’em!
* don’t worry: I don’t plan on updating you on EVERY workout for the next 8 weeks!