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10k training update


I’m 4 weeks into my 10k training plan. I can’t believe how fast the last four weeks have gone! I’m actually enjoying it. I love having a schedule, even if some days I really don’t want to run that far. But, I’ve stuck with it – including the 4 mile run I did Sunday. This was one of those runs where I woke up and really, really wanted to skip it. No reason, just felt like being lazy. But, even after finding out my ipod was DEAD, I still forced myself to go outside. And I”m SO glad I did. Cause I rocked that run – going the whole run without stopping. It wasn’t fast, but it was fabulous! I had mapped out my run on dailymile and knew about where each mile marker was. I thought about stopping a few times, but managed to push through it. My legs felt a little sore and tight in the beginning, but by the end, I was actually smiling. I even laughed as I walked up my driveway. I’m still not sure I can wrap my head around the fact that I ran for 4 miles, nonstop.

In related news, I signed up for the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge over at Run to the Finish.

HBBC Logo

Why? Cause I’m hoping it will keep me on task throughout the holidays. My 10k training is over in 4 weeks … and while I”m worried that I may slip back into doing nothing, I may have told a friend I would be ready for a half in the spring.

Now, I just need to get motivated to do some weight training. *sigh*

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10k training


Not sure what possessed me to decide I need to stop wavering and start training for a 10k. Actually, I know exactly what it was – a Twitter exchange with my friendsĀ Krista and Lin after seeing so many tweets about the Chicago Marathon:

And so it began. I finished up my first week of 10k training last week.

So far, things I like about the training:

  • having set schedule of when to run
  • having a goal

Things I don’t like about the training:

  • I am SORE.
  • I am tired.
  • I can never seem to dress appropriately for the weather.
  • And I never know what to eat before a run.

What are your tips for training for a 10k? Especially when all I want to do is this:

I hate Mondays.

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