I am really loving the Garmin Connect training plan this time around. I’ve tried a few different training plans, but none of them seemed to mesh with what I thought I should be doing (another training plan, too many walk run intervals, too much running), so I found them hard to follow. However, this time around with the 10K training plan, I’ve found that it’s a really nice plan to follow and it’s giving me great balance between running intervals and easy slow runs. I missed one workout last week (60 minutes of cross training), but I managed 3 runs and 1 cross training day. This week, the training plan includes 4 runs (including a 5K race) and then I’m adding one day of cross training to try my new fitness class for the week.
Monday 9/25: Elliptical (20:00) + Functional Training Boot Camp (60:00)
I tried my first exercise class in my new goal of one different class a week. I did a small group fitness class in the Functional Training studio at the gym. There were only 8 people total with two instructors. We did three different circuits and finished with abs. I felt this class in my legs the entire week! Uff.
Tuesday 9/26: 2.63 mi (39:24) 15:01 min/mi
It was hot and I was sweaty during my lunch time run at the track.
Average paces for 2 minute intervals: 10:29, 10:08, 10:09, 10:15, 10:47, 10:08
Wednesday 9/27: Rest
Thursday 9/28: 2.38 mi (34:28) 14:30 min/mi
What a difference and a few days make. The temperature was much nicer today! Roswell and I got our lines crossed and instead of me running home, he dropped the car off on campus. Because I was nervous that I’d lose motivation to go out and run once I got home, I moved the car over to the track and ran before heading home. I didn’t have a great day at work (too many peanut M&Ms) and didn’t really want to run. But I made a deal to run three intervals, then one more, then I talked myself into two more because I was only running 6 in the first place and it would be silly not to finish them when I was so close.
Average paces for 2 minute intervals: 10:43, 9:51, 10:13, 10:38, 10:40, 10:22
Friday 9/29 & Saturday 9/30: (unplanned) Rest
I anticipated going to the gym Friday after work, but switched around plans to get some errands done earlier so we wouldn’t be out to late in the evening. So bright and early, I got out the door Saturday morning, stopped at the post office, then off to the gym. After driving around trying to find a parking spot, when I finally did, I went to grab my ID out of my purse and realized it was in my backpack… which was at home. I figure this was a sign so I ran a few more errands and headed home. I did some stretching and foam rolling, but not enough to think of as an actual planned work out.
Sunday 10/1: 4.34 mi (1:03:00) 14:31 min/mi
It was BEAUTIFUL! Despite my long runs feeling incredibly slow lately, they’ve felt really good. I’ve been able to run the whole time, instead of running too fast and needing to stop to walk. These runs have been a good practice in patience.
Total mileage for the week: 9.34 miles
Total mileage for September: 49.73 miles
Training plan this week:
Monday: 2:1 Intervals
Tuesday: Outdoor Boot Camp (60 minutes Cross Training)
Thursday: 30 minute recovery run
Saturday: 5K Race – College Park parkrun
Sunday: 30 minute recovery run