Fitness

Double 10k Training Plans

April 28, 2015

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Some time ago, I signed up for the Jugo Juice 10k as part of the Calgary marathon along with many other Alberta bloggers participating in the race. I figured it would be a good way to motivate myself to get back to running regularly again since I can never bring myself to run outside in the winter. Before long I remembered that winter lasts basically until race day and I was quickly running out of time to get my butt in gear. Then was then heckled a bit by some colleagues who are also runners for not signing up for our local race, the Woody’s Marathon, two weeks earlier. The 10k ended up selling out before I was able to register, which took the pressure off running back to back 10k’s. I figured Calgary would be my season kick off, I’d go in with no goals and treat it as an opportunity to support and socialize with the other girls running.

Then I stumbled upon a free entry into Woody’s at any distance and jumped on it. Suddenly I was four weeks away from the first race and six weeks out from the second, with only a handful of runs under my belt for the year. Keep in mind, I’ve only ran my first 10k as of last fall. Yikes.

I quickly hit the ‘net and started putting together a very basic plan for the next six weeks. My goal for Woody’s is simply to cross the finish line and gauge what level I’m at right now. Based on that, I will decide on a goal for Calgary. Maybe it’s just to have fun with the rest of my blog friends, maybe it’s just to beat my Woody’s time by a smidgen, or maybe I can go for a 10K PR. Who knows. Although at this point, I’m just aiming to cross both finish lines without hurting myself or dying and continuing to run regularly throughout the summer to PR in Lethbridge again.

I thought I would share with you my very basic training plan to get me to these finish lines. I’m planning to run Tuesday and Thursday’s at lunch time and Sunday morning’s. I know I may not hit every run because let’s face it, my life is crazy. I work shortened days with half hour lunch breaks to fit with my day home hours, which means a lot of working through lunches. It doesn’t always work out to make those lunch runs. Sunday runs depends if I have Liam or not, and if I do, if anyone can watch him while I run. Fingers crossed the universe will stay on my side for the next few weeks so I don’t end up missing too many runs.

May Training Plan

Wish me luck!

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
    April 28, 2015 at 7:55 am

    2 races! That’s awesome. The Calgary marathon is coming up so quickly. You’re right about the it just finished being winter thing. It reminded me that I don’t like training for spring races! ha ha.

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      Becky
      April 28, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      I don’t know why I do this to myself lol. This is my first spring race, totally thought it was doable. And it is, I just needed to step my game up earlier.

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    allison
    April 28, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Hahaha, I LOVE the name of your training plan. I would most definitely die from shin splints or you know, not being able to breathe.
    GOOD LUCK!!

    • Reply
      Becky
      April 28, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      HAHA! Both of those things might happen to me!!

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    Alison
    April 28, 2015 at 9:12 am

    hahaha I laughed out loud at your training plan name!! I would need that one too. Good for you on the 2 races. You’ll rock it as always.

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      Becky
      April 28, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      Haha thank you!

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    Sara
    April 28, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Ah I love that training plan! I’m signed up for the 10km in calgary as well and need to put together a 1 month – couch to 10km plan…. I am just totally the type of runner who hibernates all winter long.

    • Reply
      Becky
      April 28, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      Haha you and me both girl! Winter is just too ugly here.

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    Lindsey
    April 28, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Good for you! The first step is making a plan and trying to stick with it. I know you can finish both races. You did so awesome in the fall at your first 10km!

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      Becky
      April 28, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you, luckily I had ALL summer to get ready for that fall race. This is going to be a rude awakening I think.

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    Jo @ Living Mint Green
    April 28, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    HAHA “Try not to die” plan. That’s my kind of training schedule!

    GOOD LUCK!

    I’m excited to meet you soon! 🙂

    • Reply
      Becky
      April 28, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Ditto!! If I don’t die first lol

  • Reply
    Brie
    April 28, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Haha, this is the greatest title for a running plan ever! Listen, I already know I will be pretty unprepared for this run, probably less prepared for you because even if I get in some runs, my week in New York will probably put things on hold. So, we can see where we are both at, but we can definitely run the run together to motivate each other or just have fun with it 🙂

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      Becky
      April 28, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      Sounds like a pretty good deal to me!

  • Reply
    Nicole
    April 28, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Good for you!! You can totally do this!! Love that plan!!

  • Reply
    KaellaOnTheRun
    May 1, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Catching up on blog reading… You’ll be great! I think you’ll surprise yourself!

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