Week 1 – Preconditioning

Now that I’ve got some races lined up it’s time for me to get back into my training. To stay on track I bought a custom training plan from a local running coach. I needed help planning around my calendar with so many big events coming up (wedding, honeymoon, etc. ). I typically run intervals that are 4 minutes running and 1 or 2 minutes walking. I wanted to get to where I could run for longer and walk less. He incorporated this into my plan. My first 4-8 weeks are focused on building a strong foundation that will help me stay injury free. My running coach has me running based on a given amount of time vs mileage. I also have a new running watch. I purchased the Garmin Forerunner 945. I’ll be using it during my training the next few weeks and I’ll post a review.

Monday May 13th

  • 2.01 Miles (Running for time – 20 minutes)
  • 10:58 average pace
  • All running no walking

Tuesday May 14th


Wednesday May 15th

  • 2.33 Miles (Running for time – 30 minutes)
  • 12:54 average pace
  • 5/1 intervals

Thursday May 16th

Airbike Workout

  • 20 minutes
  • 4.2 miles

Friday May 17th

  • 3.11 Miles (Running for time – 35 minutes)
  • 11:46 average pace
  • 5/1 intervals

Saturday & Sunday

REST (Farmers Market and Event)

This week was HOT and HUMID. I am not ready for this heat! I definitely need to hydrate more and take water with me on my runs. I’m planning to do my runs later when it isn’t as hot too. Friday’s run was so hot! Looking forward to increasing my mileage.

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