After a week of just running to run (and enjoying it a lot!) I'm itching to start training again. Luckily for me, I've been planning to run the Stockade-athon 15K on November 8th. So, with four weeks to go before the race, I'm back to training!
This time, however, I'm not going to stress myself out. I'll train as hard as I need to but I am not going to focus so narrowly on a goal, like I did for my last race. That, apparently, does not work for me. Instead, I'll follow my Take it Easy 15K Training Plan. Which looks a little something like this:
|1: 10/12-18||easy 4m ||easy 4m||hill repeats(6x) |
|easy 4m||Rest||8m run||Rest|
|2: 10/19-25||easy 4m ||6m tempo ||easy 4m ||easy 4m||Rest||5K race+ |
|recovery 4m |
|3 10/26-11/1||easy 4m||Rest||hill repeats (8x) |
|easy 4m||Rest||10m run ||recovery 4m |
|4: 11/2-8||easy 4m ||6m fartlek ||Rest||easy 4m||Rest||Rest||15K race|
My total mileage for each week will be: 27 for week 1, 28 for week 2, 30 for week 3, 25 for race week.
I'm doing hill repeats instead of speedwork because there are killer hills in the Stockade-athon. The biggest one comes just before the 10K mark and it is tough. I want to be prepared to run strong up that hill and the ones that will greet me after it. Hill repeats here I come!
That's the plan.
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I was out of town over the weekend at a cousin's wedding. It was a blast! Just a total blast. Here's a pic of Owen and me at the reception (the dress was a last minute purchase and I got it for a total steal so I'm one happy mama!):
After the weekend away, today has been a catch up day. Catching up on cleaning, running and the blogs. There were some big races and I need to see how everyone did!
And, hey, don't forget that today is the last day of my Solixir giveaway. Check it out and you might just win a case of Solixir!