5k Training for the Turkey Trot – first ever 5k
I was originally just doing my own thing, trying to extend my runs and build endurance. I started getting worried that I wasn’t actually going to be prepared for this run and I have since started following Fitness Magazine’s 5K Training Plan for Beginners. It is a 6 week plan, which I started with only three weeks before race day. I worked backwards to find out where I would start and that’s my first official training run.
I’m learning a lot about myself and my nutrition because of running. Learning to overcome mental challenges and learning to get in “lasting” calories during the day to lead into a “strong” run. I hope that you enjoy following the journey and that you can learn something too!
I hope to eventually have some guidance for new runners but for now, I will defer you to Miss Julie of Peanut Butter Fingers for some novice runner advice and her Tips for New Runners. Also, if you are a veteran runner feel free to share your tips in the comments section (below)! I would love to hear your advice!
Day 2 - 4.5 miles in 55 min.
Day 3 – Rest Day
Day 4 – 4.2 miles in 50 min – NYC Marathon Day talk about motivation
Day 5 – Rest Day
Day 6 – Rest Day (switched with Day 7, should have run today)
Day 7 – 4.5 miles in 52 min
Day 8 – most pathetic run ever – WHY????
Day 9 – Needed a buddy
Day 10 – Free Run 3.25 miles in 38 min
Day 11 – Rest Day (sledding!)
Day 12 – 4.25 miles in 50 min
Day 13 – 6.5 miles in 70 min
Day 14 – Rest Day
Day 15 – 5.5 in 62
7 Days to Race Day!!! Wish me Luck!