So I finally put together my training plan for the Army Ten Miler – I wanted to keep my training plan simple and I know I can get away with training for a race on 3 days of running each week. Plus, I know that Adam wants to do more strength training in general, so I figured two days of strength/cross training is better than we’ve been doing lately and makes for a five day workout schedule which is doable.
It’s a ten week plan, though we’re uncertain if Adam will be able to run it since he has drill weekend that weekend but he’ll still want to train for it since he’s getting in shape for his OCS application in the fall. Homeboy wants his bars more than anything (which was the original plan when he enlisted last September).
So other than the speed workouts which I wanted to keep pretty easy (as easy as a speed workout can be), it’s a relatively easy training plan. I know more than anything to listen to my body and when it feels like too much to drop back. I blame my lack of energy recently on my worn out sneaks – my Newton’s are growing a hole…think it’s time for pair #2…since these have lasted almost 9 months.
The struggle here is going to be getting into a new routine. I was in a great routine working out in the mornings when husband was gone, but that kind of fell to the wayside over the past month or so. Adam starts his new job on Monday and he has a longer commute than me, I’m sure on strength training days he’ll likely workout at work and I’ll stick to our gym. I’m not sold on Thursday as a yoga day simply because I need to find a class I actually want to stick with. But the days can always get moved around – especially since I know the Striders do a track workout on Tuesday nights or there’s the Fleet Feet running group I should start running with again. I really enjoyed that back when I was making an effort to go (which might have actually only been once…so don’t quote me on that…).
Either way the distances will stick. The days, as with any training plan may shuffle, but that’s okay.