Tuesday: I have never really tried any kind of running plan or training other than run lots of miles as fast as I feel I can that day. I followed a plan when I was training for my first marathon but it was mostly just run a lot more miles every week so that when the marathon happens you'll be able to finish.
I've been able to improve my times a lot this year by just doing this. But I'd like to drop my 5k into sub 22 minute territory. I thought I'd give this plan I saw in the October issue of Women's Health ago.
It's the 30-20-10 plan. You run fast for 30 seconds, faster for 20 seconds and fast as you can for 10 seconds then take a 2 minute walk or easy jog break. Then repeat. It says you should to this 3 times a week. I only did it once this week but I'm aiming for twice a week. It does make the treadmill time go by faster with all the button pressing. This made for 4 miles.
Wednesday: Didn't do anything.
Thursday: Had time to run outside by myself this afternoon. Wanted to run 12 but I was feeling off or my stomach was feeling off. Anyway I ran a 5.5 mile loop from my house stopped back at the house for some water. Went back out for 2.5 more miles. It started pouring which would of been fine except I didn't wear a hat so the rain was carrying the sweat into my eyes it burned and I was done.
Friday: Went to the gym and got 3 miles in on the treadmill before I went to YoPi class.
Saturday: Went to the gym and knocked out 7 boring miles.
Sunday: Didn't feel like running especially since my only option was with the jogging stroller. But I got Gretchen and I ready, drove to a gas station with free air to air up stroller tires. Waited 5 minutes or so and decided the guy was just pretending to air up his tire for fun or he didn't know how so I left and drove to another gas station with free air. Gretchen was asleep. I went ahead and aired the tires up. Gretchen didn't wake up so I decided to go back home and put her in bed. Here's the thing if Gretchen falls asleep in the car I can put her in her bed and she will sleep for at least an hour or more but If I wake her up that's it. No more napping for the day which also means no free time. I like my free time. I planned to head back out for a run once she woke up but while she was sleeping I realized a had 25 papa points which equals a free pizza from Papa John's. Point being I never got around to running.
Weekly total: 25 miles, not as much as I wanted but I was feeling a little off all week
Next week goal: 33 miles