I have plans! This is a 100% improvement on my bimble through the summer months, but this time, I have something to aim for – the Weston Christmas Cracker 10k on 7th December 2014.
In honour of being ready to beat my PB that I set last year, I have made my beeline for Hal Higdon’s website, specifically the Novice 10k plan. It’s an 8 week plan designed to get you from barely runner to 10k competent. I’ve combined this with a yoga plan and the reintroduction of kettlebells. Behold… the plan….
I really like the three runs per week, the variety, and the rest. I’m not good with plans that have more than three days of running, I get bored. However, I’ve synced this to my diary and moved some workouts around as I need to, but I’ve decided that this is an entirely achievable plan.
Yesterday being Week 1 Day 1, I moved the coffee table out of the way in the living room, plugged my ipod into the stereo, donned my Too Fat to Run vest top and started lobbing a kettlebell about. Matt had said that he wanted to try kettlebells with me, a decision that I think he might be quietly regretting now. I’m not sure how long we worked out for, but it was long enough for the Med veg to roast. Anyway, Russian twists and static lunges didn’t kill me off so…
Gold star and a smiley face for me! Shortly followed by tea.
Today’s activity is a two and a half mile run. I haven’t run for ages, so it’ll be a walk interspersed with some slightly quicker lumbering. I don’t want to take it too quickly as I have had some knee twinges lately, which I suspect are due to my weight, so I don’t want to risk injury.
Do you work out or run with a plan?