This coming week marks the start of training for my ten miler in October. I normally wouldn’t create a 12-week plan for 10 miles, but I think it’s needed since I’m kind of starting from scratch with my running. Well, I guess that’s not entirely true… I am up to 3.75 miles, as I briefly mentioned in my 4 month postpartum update. I’ve only run that once so far though, and I could feel it in my legs the following two days. It wasn’t painful, but that good hurt kind of feeling.
When training for my half marathons I would only run 3 days a week. This is what works well for me. I know some people run 5-7 days a week, but that method doesn’t jive with my body. I’ve included three days of running, two days of dancing, two strength days (one coupled with a run and one during a rest day). I hope to be diligent about the strength training days, as I’ve been really enjoying my in-home strength workouts (mainly via Valerie Waters’s bikini body express and Jennifer Cohen’s bootcamp).
Below you will see what the plan looks like, but of course it’s going to be used as a guide and not a strict plan.
Good plan? I think so
Have you ever run a 10 mile race? Any strategies I need to think about during it?