Last week I received an e-mail regarding the Hot Buttered Run that I’m participating in. In the e-mail it mentioned the race now finishing in a different location and all the extras they’re working on supplying… and then it mentioned the race is changing from a 10k to a 12k.
Now, I understand that only adds roughly a mile and a half onto the 10k, but it’s still a mild and a half that I was not expecting. Especially in the cold December air.
In the e-mail it mentioned they would gladly move you to the 5k if you were not up for the 12k, however, I would feel like a weenie if I did that. So my friends, I’m going to go head and stick with the 12k. Which means, I will still have not official run a 10k, which is what I was attempting to do. Oh well.
Here’s the training schedule for this week (sticking with the 10k plan)
- Monday: 3 mile run
- Tuesday: 5 mile run
- Wednesday: 45 min tempo run
- Thursday: 3 mile run & weights
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: Cross train
- Sunday: 6 mile run
Last week’s training ended up not taking place per the plan. Here’s what ended up happening:
- Monday: 3 mile run
- Tuesday: 4.5 mile run
- Wednesday: 45 min tempo run & 5k in the evening
- Thursday: off (instead of 4 miles)
- Friday: off (instead of 2 miles)
- Saturday: 1.5 miles & cross train
- Sunday: 3.1 miles
For some reason the double run on Wednesday threw me off. Typically I would run on Thursday morning but the Wednesday evening run made me a bit tired, so I slept in. By the evening time I just was not feeling it so went ahead and called it a day.
Friday I had an early meeting that also went late and rather than getting in a rushed workout I also took that day off.
Saturday was rough because my legs were tired, though I did managed to get in 1.5 miles and then some cross training. I’m all right with that.
Sunday I felt pretty good for the run and also got in a nice round of weights combined with stability:
- 3 sets each:
- 15 standing leg kickbacks on Bosu ball
- 15 side leg on Bosu ball
- 10 reps bicep curls, 15lb weights, while standing on flat side of bosu ball
- 3 sets each (all on flat side of Bosu ball)
- 15 reps bent over row, with heavy weights
- 10 reps shoulder press, with 10lb weights
That brings us to Monday morning and week 5 of the training plan. I’ve already completed the morning workout and I felt pretty good. Let’s hope the rest of the week goes as planned. 🙂