Race plans

Hey friends, I have something interesting to share with y’all. I am planning to run my first 5k this May!

I am so excited, but I am saying planning ‘cuz based on how well I do with my training for the first three weeks, I’ll sign up for the race (deadline is April 8). But I am really looking forward to this challenge.

I have tried taking running seriously for a while now and I know only a very focused goal will help me in taking the leap of seriousness.

My plan is to run on alternate days, Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday. Since I have been a long time novice runner, I am going to making a fresh start again by doing a modified version of the C25K program.

Week Walk (mins) Run (mins)
1 3 2 March 10-19
2 2 3 March 20-26
3 Catch up March 27-Apr 2
4 1.5 3.5 Apr 3-Apr 9
5 1 4 Apr 10-Apr 16
6 0.5 4.5 Apr 17-Apr23
7 Run for 30 minutes Apr 24-Apr 30
8 May 1- May 7

I want to be running comfortably for 30 minutes by week 7. Speed is not the parameter right now, all that matters is that i develop the stamina to run continuously. It still depends upon my progress during the training, we’ll see how it goes!

Today’s run: Week 1 day 1: Total time : 30 minutes, 2.13 miles.

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Eats: Breakfast, a delicious French toast with blueberries and maple syrup.

Dinner: Vegan spaghetti squash cakes. I used Roni’s recipe and instead of adding eggs, I went with flax egg. It was  quite nice. On the side, I enjoyed some kale chips and strawberry salad.

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Off to do some work, its almost weekend!!!

Q. For all you runners out there,on days when I am not running, should I do yoga or cross train? Your advices will be highly appreciated.

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About Priyanka

My blog is my attempt to change myself for good and incorporate some great habits by deriving inspiration from my fellow bloggers. This blog is a log of my eating habits,my everyday life, my activity profile,the motivation I want from others and also other ramblings.

Posted on March 10, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Well done you!! How exciting 🙂

  2. wow best of luck for that I love running gives such a high, keep me posted

  3. wow, u r gr8 :)first time in this yummy , cute space. will visit often 🙂

  4. Awesome! They look great. It’s nice to know it works with the flax egg too! 🙂

  5. Good for you!! You know what I would do if I were you? I would sign up for the race now, and that way you would be forced to do it. I mean, if you pay for it, you should run it! Then you won’t come up with any excuses not to…you know?? Not that you would, but you know what I mean.

    I’ve got to try this spaghetti squash cake, it sounds yummy. I just bought two more spaghetti squash and I’m trying to get more before they go out of season 😦

  6. Yummy, yummy, yummy! In my opinion, I think you should do yoga once a week and incorporate strength training at least 2x a week if you can. It really really helps!

  7. Ooh, exciting! I’m doing the Dogwood 5k here in April. I’m not focusing on speed either.. I just wanna make it to the end! I would definitely incorporate yoga and strength training.

  8. I’m so excited about your first race! I make sure to take one total rest day a week, and then on other days feel free to cross train and do yoga or some other cardio if you like. Obviously listen to your body, but I know you’ll do that.

  9. How exciting!! Good luck! 😀

  10. Ahhh soo exciting!! Your training plans looks pretty good! You’ll do great!

  11. Just got your comment on my blog! We’re twins 🙂
    My race is on April 17th! EEK!!! I don’t have a training plan lol…I need to make one 🙂

  12. ohmygosh yay! congrats on the race! I hope you love training for it! ❤ It's always so much more fun when there is a goal awaiting you and a race to work towards! ❤

    that salad looks diviiiiine! ❤

  13. How exciting! You will do awesome training for it 🙂 Can’t wait to hear about it!

  14. Lady, this is SO exciting! I do 10 minutes of yoga abs every morning (it will definitely help with your running core) and highly recommend yoga for off days. It stretches you out and builds muscle.

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