Last week was the first that I started training for the 10k, which will ultimately also be training for the half marathon. I know that I’m not going to be able to run the whole thing, so I’m using this guide as a rough guide for how to get myself on track for walk/jogging the race. Because I’m training in six months and not three, I also have a little more flexibility in how and whether I want to increase the distance that I’m running. I guess I’ll play by ear.
The first week didn’t go as smoothly as I would have hoped. I got the running days on M/W/S down with a pretty good 4 mile run on Saturday. Because I did not listen to any of the instructions for running in the heat, running on Wednesday was a bit of a blunder. I ran at the wrong time of day, without sunscreen or a hat, at my normal race speed, and with little water. It didn’t end too well.
There didn’t end up being much in the way of cross training, except for short walks every now and then. That is one thing that will have to change.