This week marks 10 weeks until my second 10K and the beginning of my training program. I am really excited to be participating in the Monument 10K in Richmond, VA again this year.
I trained and ran last year (read my 10k weekend recap here), but had an injury half way through my training that made me take two weeks off from any running. I completed my goal to run the entire time (my longest distance to date) and had a fabulous time, so this year I want to up the ante and try to run the 6.2 miles in under 62 minutes (10 min/mile pace). Currently, I can run a 5k at this pace, so I am hoping the program will allow me to increase my distance and possibly my speed.
My training schedule is as follows:
Additionally, I am adding 2 days of strength training a week. I am starting with one day of 5 upper body exercises and one day of 5 lower body exercises. Every few weeks I will work with a trainer to adjust accordingly.
To help hold myself accountable, I will try and update my progress on the blog periodically.