The 6 inches of snow on the ground is deceiving because tomorrow is the first day of spring. Is the snow done yet?! I think our snow total this year is over 5 feet. Seriously. And to think, this time last week I took Avery to the park:
When will the snow storms stop? Hopefully before May 11th, because that’s my first 5k of the year!
Yep, after 4 months of working out and achieving to my ‘goal weight,‘ I think it’s safe to say that I’m in shape and it’s time to start ‘training’ for a 5k. It’ll be a great way to stay in shape, and puts a goal in the future to work towards. So with that, I scoured the internet and found a training schedule, tweaked it to meet our family schedule and ba-da-bing, we’re in training mode!
|1||3/11-3/17||Rest||Zumba||1m run (10:51)||Rest||1m run (11:23)|
|2||3/18-3/24||Rest||Zumba||1.5m run||1.5m run||Rest||30 CT||2m run|
|3||3/25-3/31||Rest||Zumba||2m run||1m run||Rest||30 CT||2.5m run|
|4||4/1-4/7||Rest||Zumba||2m run||1.5m run||Rest||30 CT||2.5m run|
|5||4/8-4/14||Rest||Zumba||2.5m run||1.5m run||Rest||35-40 CT||3m run|
|6||4/15-4/21||Rest||Zumba||3m run||1.5m run||Rest||35-40 CT||3.5m run|
|7||4/22-4/28||Rest||Zumba||3.5m run||1.5m run||Rest||35-40 CT||4 m run|
|8||4/29-5/5||Rest||Zumba||3m run||1.5m run||Rest||40 CT||4m run|
|9||5/6-5/12||Rest||Zumba||3m run||2m run||Rest||5k Race!|
I started last week and missed two workouts, but hey, nobody’s perfect. I did run twice, which is more mileage than I’ve ran in the past month (not counting doing intervals), so I’m happy with that as a good starting point. I’ve scheduled my weekly Zumba class as a cross-training(CT) night, and another on Saturday might mean Erin and I have to go back to Nick’s killer kickboxing class… eek! And although the time change leaves more daylight when I get home to run, there are no sidewalks to run on… stupid snow. So for now I’ll have to hit the gym after Avery passes out, even if it’s just for a quick run, it’s worth it.
I’m not looking to win any races, just finish them. I am timing my runs though, and maybe the next 5k I can work on improving my time? So for you runners out there… how does my ‘training schedule’ look? Am I doing it right?
As for details on the race, it’s a family affair! Yep, my Dad signed up for a 5K and we all wanted in… Grammy and Auntie Sarah too. It’s a charity race, the J.M.M.Y Run, in Georgia,VT on May 11th @ 8am – more details here. I plan to push Avery in the stroller for the race, but it’s way too cold out to ‘train’ with him doing that. Again, stinking snow! Maybe the calendar will talk to the weather Gods and remind them tomorrow that, hey, it’s spring!
So excited about Zumba tonight that I have Pandora on a Zumba Fitness station… oh yeah totally rocking out at my desk right now, Erin.