My first 10 Km race ever is on February 16, which happens to be Family Day here in Canada. That’s only leaves me with 4 more weeks of training! I’m starting to panic and ask myself why I would have entered such a long race in the middle of winter?What if the temperature is cold that day? Do I have enough running clothes to keep me warm? Urgh!
I’m just wondering, do other runners get anxiety or the jitters when thinking about up coming races? Is it normal? Maybe it’s cause I don’t feel quite prepared yet and I will feel differently come closer to the race? I hope so!
Anyhow, here is how week 2 of my training went.
Run No. 1
Just to recap the zones:
Blue zone: Easy pace, good for warm-ups & cool downs
Green Zone: Medium Pace, my regular running pace
Yellow Zone: Difficult Pace, used to improve your cardio strength
Red Zone: Maximum Effort , about 90% of your sprint pace
Run No. 2
I again took my lunch hour at work to get my training in. I ditched my miCoach app that day, since it required a 50 minute run and I simply din’t have enough time to do it. Instead, I did a 5 min warm-up around the track, followed by 10 minutes of stairs (urgh! but I need to work on inclines) and then 10 minutes of kettlebells. Being new to kettlebells, I followed the Fitness Cheerleader’s kettlebell exercises. I didn’t do the workout as prescribed, but I did go through all her exercises twice.
|Proof that I made it to the gym!|
Run No. 3
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