I realized these last few days, I am nothing without a training plan. Sad, isn’t it?! I mean, I still have gone out for a couple of runs… But without a schedule to look at and check off days, I just don’t know what I’m supposed to run, and instead just sort of easy run for whatever amount of time I feel like….
That’s perfectly fine, but not when you have races coming up. Even though a 10k is less than half the distance of my last race, I’m trying to speed up this Spring/Summer… So I need to focus somewhat
So I got down to brass tax and pounded out a training plan for the NYRR Mini 10k on June 9th! Something to keep me on track for a nice time Fact, I’ve run several 5ks, a 1 miler, a 10 miler, and a half — never the 10k though! I’m excited to though, because in both my 10 miler and my half marathon I found myself really feeling awesome at the 10k point, so I’m excited to TRY to kick it up a notch during a 10k!
For the rest of the weekend I’m going to just keep cruisin to what my body is feelin! Monday starts my training with a 3 Mile Easy run!
I’ve also learned that I need to have a string of small goals. I’m a race junkie more than a running junkie — haha — so I already signed up for a bunch of races, but I’ve quickly realized this week that’s a GOOD THING! It’s important to have mini goals along the way to the BIG ones. Kicking it back to the FUN at Warrior Dash will refresh my mind, refresh everything then, Having a good (to me) 10k time is a mini goal on the way to my bigger goal of sub 2:30 at RNR San Antonio which leads me to my BIGGEST goal of running my first marathon next spring!
How do you keep yourself motivated after your goal race?