Here’s how my last week of HH training went before the 10K:
Pretty awful, huh? I had a bit of tendon stiffness/pain and decided to just rest up instead of overdoing it before the 10K. It turned out fine but I won’t subscribe to this as a recipe for success. Also, I really slacked off the cross training towards the end of the training plan.
What now? I have my eye on the half at the Illinois Marathon. In preparation for that I’d like to sign up for the local running club’s training group which begins January 8th. I need to have run either a 5K or a 10K and be able to run 4-6 miles. Check. This is the program I choked at last time I started running, but I have time on my side now.
There are three things I’d like to address in the interim (Nov 8 to Jan 7):
- Speed: I think this will happen on its own as I continue to run. I plan to introduce consistent speed workouts.
- Happy joints & tendons: I’m going to stay well under the 10% rule every week
- Weight: Here’s the biggie. I’d love to be able to run the half and NOT qualify for the Athena category. This means losing about 10 lbs.
Here’s my plan:
Gym means weights, elliptical, and weigh-in. Dun dun dun!
Thoughts? Comments? Does it look too crazy? Am I doing too much? Am I not doing enough?
I took off the first run since I had so recently run the 10K but nailed all the other goals, even extending the long run a tiny bit because I was feeling great. Back in the game, baby. :D