I have my first 10k of the season on Saturday. I didn’t really have a training plan for this one except going out and running as much as possible. I hope to do at least two or three more this summer (depending on the baby situation) and want to actually commit to training for them.
Last year I averaged around 54.00 – 55.00 minutes and hope that, with some work, I can get that down some. My eventual goal is to break 50.00. For Saturday I will be happy with 54.00.
I have been searching for a good 10k training program that a) Is actually IN km and B) Doesn’t start you off running only 4 – 5km. I don’t want to start training by doing less than I do now. I was cruising blogs last week and landed on Carrots and Cake and came across this post. Well if this wasn’t exactly what I was looking for then I don’t know what is. Smart Coach is a personalized training program – so you enter your starting point (55.00 mins for me) and what you want to achieve and it will spit out a training plan for your level and goals. If I knew how to screen shot my personal training plan, I would. I am not that capable though.
Another awesome thing I discovered was the RunKeeper app for Android. Hopefully this will give me an accurate measure of distance and pace. Now I just need to figure out where I am going to carry my phone.
Last but not least: