I’ve ramped up my training for my upcoming 10 Km race at the end of June and I think it’s paying off. I was going through my blog archives this weekend and found a post entitled “Run Time” from July of 2014. I had been running regularly for about 1 year at that point and reflecting on how much faster I was as a runner. I started running 6 weeks after I had my baby, sometime around July of 2013. At the beginning, my average pace was 7 min per kilometer for a 5 km run. Fast forward a year later, in July 2014, my average pace was just below 6 min/km. Now, almost a year later, I’m able to run 10 kilometers at roughly the same pace.
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I had a great week of training. I feel great because I had a fast 10 km run on Saturday morning at 61 minutes and 35 seconds. Then about an hour later, I got a text from Julie, my twin sister, who told me that she ran 10 km in 61 minutes, 34 seconds…. hummm, she just had to beat me by 1 second! I feel confident enough right now that if I were to run in a 10 km race tomorrow, I would beat my 59 min P.R. for the 10 Km.
Here is what I actually did this week:
Tuesday – 40 Minute easy run I was feeling run down so I took a break.
50 34 min progressive run (I ran out of time during my lunch hour to finish my run)
Thursday – 30 min interval training
55 61 min progressive run
Here is what I plan to do this week:
Tuesday – 49 tempo intervals
Wednesday – 50 min tempo run
Thursday – 40 min easy run
Saturday or Sunday – 75 min speed repeats!
Yikes, this week’s training plan looks tough! But I like the challenge! I’m feeling very strong