I’m back for the unveiling of me and my friend Ashley’s training plan! As I mentioned, we’re doing the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, which is in April.
I spent some time this weekend researching training plans and created one that I hope will work for us. You’ll notice we’re only running three days a week… this is because if I run too much I get shin splints and knee issues. In the last few weeks of Army Ten Miler training in the fall I had some trouble with my right knee. I’m hoping to avoid that this time with a better training plan and stronger legs since I’ve been doing more strength training. We’ll see! I’m just going to see how things go. If I have to drop out, I have to drop out. (Although obviously I’ll be upset)
Each week (Monday through Sunday) will consist of:
- 3 days of running
- 2 days of light cross/strength training
- 1 day of yoga
- 1 rest day
Our long runs will be on Saturdays, with our two shorter runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Tuesday/Thursday runs will be a combination of speed and hill training. I also included my favorite Pilates and PiYo (Pilates/Yoga mix) classes on the plan as possible extras — these are on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well, so I’ll just have to see if I can fit it all in or not.
Basically, we’re going to be flexible and see how the training goes, but this is our general plan! On Sundays, you’ll see I wrote the total weekly mileage — we aren’t planning on going over 15 total weekly miles, again because of my previous knee issues.
Any comments or suggestions from you all regarding the plan? I’d love to hear your thoughts!