My 5K is exactly one month away.
What have I done to train? Nothing. But that is going to change. I need to make this more or a priority.
Having never done any sort of race before, I'm pretty clueless about proper training. I took a quick look online but all plans require at least 6 weeks and lump runners in to beginner or intermediate and I think I fall somewhere between the two (maybe). I just haven't run in a while.
Knowing my abilities, I've attempted to put together my own plan.
Here it is:
I didn't want to schedule set days, so I'm just aiming for 3x a week on non-consecutive days. I spin on Monday/Thursday/Saturday so I'm going to aim to run on Wednesday/Friday/Sunday, but this may vary based upon my schedule.
I may add an occasional 1 mile run in at times.
Intervals mean speed intervals.
I know a 5K is 3.2 miles, but the most I'm going to run is 3, I hope that's OK!
I know that the general rule with running is to increase your distance by about 10% a week. Unfortunately I don't have time for that. I'm hoping that since these are relatively shorter distances and I have run them before, that I should be OK.
Any readers with running experience should feel free to comment since I essentially have no clue what i'm doing. :)