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Well, I did it. I picked another race to sign up for so that I have a running goal in sight. I will run in the Pirate and Zombie fest on October 6th in Anchorage. I’m pretty excited. This is the first time I will be running this distance. I have done 5Ks, 5 Milers, and 12Ks previously. This race is 12 weeks away which gives me time to really train for it. After looking around for a training plan I decided to take the trips from livestrong.com and will be running three days a week, cross training three days a week (one of which will be strength) and will have one rest day. I may have trade an additional cross training day for a rest day if I need it. The running part of the plan basically looks like this:

Week

Short Run

Short Run

Long Run

1

25 mins

20 mins

2 miles

2

30 min

35 mins

3 miles

3

30 mins

35 mins

4 miles

4

35 mins

40 mins

4 miles

5

35 mins

40 mins

5 miles

6

30 mins

45 mins

5 miles

7

30 mins

45 mins

6 miles

8

45 mins

30 mins

6 miles

9

45 mins

30 mins

7 miles

10

45 mins

30 mins

4 miles

11

45 mins

30 mins

3 miles

12

45 mins

30 mins

Race Day

I’m looking forward to the training and the race to come.
How well do training plans work for you? Do you stick to them?

So, I’ve been a bit off my running schedule lately and I needed some motivation to get back with it. I started looking at fall races and found a couple of 10K races I may sign up for. I also wanted a running workout to get my butt back out there. I decided to try another interval workout since I really enjoyed the last once. Here is what I came up with.



At the end of mile 3 I also added on 20 crunches and 10 bicycles per side repeated twice, downward dog stretch with 20 cross body high knees (my totally made up name), and a nice pidgin stretch for each side.

Every time I finish a workout like this I feel like I have accomplished so much and I love it.

I followed my workout by trying this Crookneck Squash Frittata recipe from Alton Brown. Mmm, I’m feeling back on track.

My wishes this Wednesday are to float away in one of these little boats in Zakynthos, Greece with a cocktail, a book and not a care in the world.

A girl can always dream…

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