Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Just Keep...RUNNING!?


In honor of National Running Day 
and
Officially loosing my mind thanks to the help of my fellow "Gym Rats"


I just registered for my FIRST 10k.

...ME....

The girl who loathes running and has only run two 5ks in her lifetime is running a 10k in just over 2 months

This is totally normal, right?


 On Sunday August 19th I will be running the "Dirty Sock Run" in my hometown. 
I am a bundle of nerves already, BUT this will push me to train. My only goal is to finish, even if that means walking some of the way.



Later today I am also registering for the NYC Color Run 5K



Here's a little fun fact... These races are within 6 days of each other! 
Looks like I will be doing a lot of running between now and August!


If ANYONE has any training programs for a 10k please please please let me kno!


Are you registered for any runs this summer?
Do you think I've gone crazy?

16 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE! The running bug has bit you! I don't have any real schedule for training 5ks or 10ks, but if you are reaching distances for the first time, spread them out. Target one day to run your "long" run. I choose Saturdays, but whatever works. I would run 3, next week 4, then 5, and so on. During the week have 1-2 20-30 minute runs. Since you do tons of cross, you should be fine. That is a general starting point. You can also build in a "rest" week. 3, then cut it in half (1.5), 4, then 2, 5, then 2.5. Hope that helps. That's how I build for Fulls.

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    1. thank you for this! Endurance is my biggest issue with running, as well as pacing (but I am sure I am not alone in either) Practice makes perfect, as having you coach me through it helps!

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  2. You are not as crazy as I am. Today I will be signing up for my first half-marathon (in Nov), and I haven't yet ran a full 2 miles before having to walk. My friend who talked me into this madness is convinced I can do it, and my friend Molly Ritterbeck (who sent me over here) is running a full in Oct, so I figure if she can run a full, I can walk a half. LOL :) I have 3 races planned this summer: a virtual 5K week after next, and back to back races in Aug/Sep. I am planning to do the 10K in Aug, and 8K the following week. I have definitely lost my mind given that I only started running last year. :)

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    1. GO YOU!!!!!!!!! That is INCREDIBLE! I am not a runner by ANY means. Please keep me posted on how it all goes for you i'd love to hear about it!

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  3. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I totally believe that with friends, motivation, and a mindset that you can - YOU CAN!!! I think that you will do wonderful and you will rock it out! I have loved reading your blog and totally enjoy reading about your fun!!!

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    1. Thank you Molly!! I agree with you 100%... and thanks for the kind words :) I am one crazy broad but hey, if it entertains you guys that's what I am here for!

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  4. I'm registering for the NYC color run tonight too. It looks like so much fun and I can't wait!

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    1. were you able to register? the 25th is already sold out! I am glad I got in when I did!

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  5. Good for you! You are definitely not crazy. :) I don't know your current training, but I'd just aim for 3-4 runs a week, with one of them increasing by one mile a week until you hit 6-8 miles. It's so fun to have races on the calendar, I bet you'll get hooked!

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    1. I don't run. That is my training hahaha. I have run 2 5ks one in April and one this past weekend... I do a lot of ST and cardio Kickboxing so I guess that has helped me but I am going to start adding distance running into the mix.. what is one more workout, right?

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  6. You can totally do this.

    I'm a big fan of Hal Higdon's plans as a starting point. http://www.halhigdon.com/training/51121/10K-Training-Guide

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    1. Thank you!!!! I appreciate the encouragement as well as the tips, I have heard a lot about hal's training seems like a good place to start!

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  7. Not crazy! And I agree with the Hal Higdon plan suggestion above. I love his training plans and have used them from shorter races up to the marathon. Good luck and enjoy! Also, love the title...Just Keep Running is my blog name, haha.

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    1. is it really!? LOVE IT!!! I will be following you from now on :)

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  8. the color runs are so so so fun, too.

    you shall enjoy.

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    1. I cannot WAIT for it, I've been hyping it up to my friends since January...even though i've never done it before haha. BROOKLYN WE GO HARD!

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