Monday, August 24, 2009

Week 1, Day 1: Changes already.

Today is the first day of my Muthah Runnah P.R.-promising 5K Training Plan. And . . . I have changes already.

See, in this relaxed plan I was supposed to start with today as a rest day (I know, I know. Starting strong!). Alas, I was not able to run yesterday (for various reasons) and I have a full-day trip to NYC on Wednesday (when my schedule calls for speedwork). So, I will run Tuesday's run today and Wednesday's session on Tuesday. I'm nothing if not flexible . . .

Here's what my week should look like:

Mon: easy 4m
Tues: 1.5m warm-up; 6 x 400 @ 1:45 w/400s of jogging in between; 1m cool-down
Wed: off
Thurs: easy 4m
Fri: rest (cross training)
Sat: easy 3m
Sun: endurance run, 6m

Total: 25.5 miles

I hope I hit those 400s!

In addition to changes for this week, I'm looking at some of the suggestions that were left on my original post and I'm probably going to tweak a few workouts in the upcoming weeks, too. I'll post those as I get to them.

Have a great week, everyone!

~ Felice

13 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

love the plans that start with a rest day :) yes, you need flexibility. have a great week!

Marlene said...

Looking good so far! Will you be completing your intervals on the treadmill? Just curious. :) Good luck!

Diana said...

Being flexible is so important. When I wasn't one mishap would derail me. And, when does life ever let you have your schedule!
Good luck with your goals!

joyRuN said...

Life definitely likes to tweak our training plans for us!

Have a good week :)

X-Country2 said...

Flexibility is important. I always think that mentally preparing yourself is just as important as the physical stuff.

Heather said...

Good luck on the runs this week! I love 400's - mentally so much easier knowing you only have one lap around the track.

J said...

Looks good! i am sure you will do great with the 400s!

kara said...

Looks like a great plan. I'm envious...

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

FLEXIBLE!! That is the name of the game for me. You will hit the 400's!!

Meg Runs said...

have fun with your new goal!

SDrunner said...

Great job on finding a plan, and sticking to it. Do you know what plan I used when I ran my first 5k? Nothing! I just ran everyday and made sure I could run at least the race distance! Good luck on the 5K!!

lindsay said...

gotta love switching things around in the first week :) flexibility is important and the exact days aren't a big deal, as long as you get the workouts in! good luck with the 400's today!!

sian said...

Hey-love your site-I want to get back to running and would love to follow you through an email-is there that option? please let me know!
sian at girlgetstrong dot com

thank-happy runner! (hoping to become one too)

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