Those are the exact words of my best friend from HS. She's coming to MN on Memorial Day weekend (that's May 30th, folks) and we are going to run a 10 miler.
"Wait a second", you say. "Is this another one of those things where you commit to doing a race and then don't train until the month before and then walk most of it?"
Now, now, I can see that it may sound like that, but I assure you, I really want to make a change here. This is my chance to form a new habit - committing to a race...doing my training...and running it as I intend to.
So, from now on, every post will have an update titled "Mississippi Ten Miler" and I will update y'all on my training progress.
Mississippi Ten Miler
For my first MTM post, since it's the middle of the day and I can't start running this very second, I'll tell you my plan:
1) Order back issue of Runners' World - a few weeks ago on my bus commute, I saw a girl reading a Runners' World issue for new runners. I have dabbled in running a bit before, but I very much consider myself a "new runner". It looked like a great issue and I totally wanted it when I saw it, so today I will order a back copy of it as part of my kick-off.
2) Couch To 5K (C25K) - I'm sure you've all heard of C25K. It's kind of the go-to training schedule for new runners. It's a 9 week schedule, but I'm going to pad that a bit in case I need to repeat any weeks, so I will allot 12 weeks to get through it. Also, I'm going to start on week 3 because I feel I'm already at the fitness level of week 2.
Here's my schedule w/ dates:
11/5-11/11 - Week 3 C25K
11/12-11/18 - Week 4
11/19-11/25 - Week 5
11/26-12/2 - Week 6
12/3-12/9 - Week 7
12/10-12/16 - Week 8
12/17-12/23 - Week 9
12/24-12/30 - Week 9
12/31-1/6 - Week 9
1/7-1/13 - Week 9
1/14-1/20 - Week 9
1/21-1/27 - Week 9
I plan to run on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. After I've completed week 9, I want to repeat it for a few weeks so I am really comfortable running 3 miles before I start up training for the 10 miler. I will post a new training plan/schedule after I complete week 9.
Tonight is a run night & I'll update you tomorrow!