As my blog title suggests, I’m slow… Slow on the bike, slow in water, slow on my feet. But that doesn’t mean I’m not trying to get faster.
So when my good friend Katie at KatieRUNSThis announced she was doing a modified Couch to 10K program that focuses on improving speed, I knew I had to get in on it.
Last week, Katie posted the template training logs – one for speed and one for distance. It’s a 13 week program, so hopefully by the end of June I’ll be a leaner, meaner running machine… or at least up for running 10:00 miles on a regular basis. My usual running speed keeps me somewhere around 11:30 – 12:00/mile. I finished my last 10K (a PR) averaging 10:57/mile. It would be incredible to get that race time much, much closer to 1:00:00 flat.
I completed Week 1, Day 1 on Monday on the treadmill while lightning crashed outside. The first run went so well that I’m actually planning to skip ahead to Week 2, Day 1 on my next run. This is both so I don’t get too bored and so that I can be more in sync with Katie and the other runners who started a little earlier than me.
So the plan is:
Wednesday: bike ride (about 15 miles)
Thursday: C210K Week 2, Day 1
Saturday: C210K Week 2, Day 2
Monday: swim (30 minutes)/weights
Also in the mix is an Easter weekend visit to my parents’ house, the potential for rain tonight scuttling my bike ride (in which case the alternative plan is painting a room in my house and cleaning), and the usual craziness trying to thwart my plans.