You may have read a few weeks ago that I am training to run my first 10K! I am also blogging periodically throughout the process. Well, after 3 1/2 weeks of training, things are looking good! I am up to 3 1/2 miles, which I can run comfortably at around a 9 minute pace. A month ago my lungs could not take longer than a mile. It feels good to have endurance again!
One of the main contributors to my success has been scheduling my workouts. I’ve always heard about people doing this, but I never thought it would make that big of a difference. Well, so far, it has! Every single workout until race day is already written on my calender. This helps in a few ways:
- Writing something down makes me more likely to do it.
- Each day I know exactly what my workout is, which leaves more room for focus and less room for excuses.
- Instead of running whatever distance I feel like running, I run the number of miles my calender tells me to.
Here is a copy of my training plan. It is a great training plan. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get in shape and build endurance!