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)|
|3||Catch up||March 27-Apr 2|
|4||1.5||3.5||Apr 3-Apr 9|
|5||1||4||Apr 10-Apr 16|
|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.
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.
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.