10K and London-Brighton Training Plan

Last night I joined Boutique Run's penultimate #afterdark training session,at Whole Foods in Piccadilly.It was so nice for it to be light outside for once,and made the run far more pleasant!It also allowed us to see some of the sights of London more clearly,some of which we didn't even realise we were 万博开户running past!So lucky to get to run in such an awesome city.

Somehow,despite it being light out,we managed to lose the leading group,and ended up missing out a bridge and cutting our route short.Whoops!!

I ran with Leah,and her friend from work,chatting the whole way- as seen in our split times (and my abs again today!) I ran slower yesterday than last week,but considering when I first started 万博开户running,any split time around 10 min miles was great for me,and now I can maintain a conversation whilst 万博开户running 9.45min miles- well,I'm pretty pleased with that!!

I have finally put together a 10K training plan,it incorporates a 5K race,four 10Ks and a 54 mile bike ride,and training for all of the above.No big deal.

I took my training plan to the gym today,to get one of the trainers to look over it,and she suggested that I focus on leg strength on a Thursday.My legs are surprisingly not very strong,and I really struggle in Spinning classes.She is writing me a leg workout plan,so I'll share that with you when I get it!She also suggested adding in some arm strength on a Weds after my quick(ish) speedwork session.

She also did a strength test on me at the gym,testing how heavy I could go on each muscle.Wow,my legs and arms are shaking now.Her leg workout is going to be no joke!!

I loved hearing what everyone is working on this week,and knowing that I'm not in it alone!How do you balance your cardio and strength training?What do you prefer?I love BodyPump classes,or cardio on my own.I'm not so great at motivating myself to do weights alone.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Wk 1 3 mile run Strength Pilates Spinning Speedwork Pilates 3 mile run Strength Pilates or rest 5.5 mile run 45 min ride
Wk 2 3 mile run Strength Pilates Spinning Speedwork Pilates 4 mile run Strength Pilates or rest 5K Race 45 min ride
Wk 3 3 mile run Strength Pilates Spinning Speedwork Pilates 3 mile run Strength Pilates or rest 2 hour long ride 5 mile run
Wk 4 3 mile run Strength Pilates Spinning Speedwork Pilates 4 mile run Strength Pilates or rest 2.5 hour long ride 6 mile run
Wk 5 3 mile run Strength Pilates Spinning Speedwork Pilates 3 mile run Strength Pilates or rest 2.5 hour long ride 7 mile run
Wk 6 3 mile run Strength Pilates Spinning Speedwork Pilates 4 mile run Strength Pilates or rest 3 hour long ride 8 mile run
Wk 7 3 mile run Strength Pilates Spinning Speedwork Pilates 4 mile run Strength Pilates or rest Nike 10K Race 3 hour long ride
Wk 8 3 mile run Strength Pilates Spinning Speedwork Pilates 3 mile run Strength Pilates or rest Edinburgh 10K Race Rest
Wk 9 Bupa 10,000m Race Pilates Spinning Pilates Cycle Strength Pilates or rest 3 mile run 3.5 hour long ride
Wk 10 H O L I D A Y
Wk 11 3 mile run Strength Pilates Spinning Pilates Cycle Strength Rest 10K Zest Challenge London-Brighton bike ride

1 Comment

  1. 8th April 2013 / 3:35 pm

    Hehehe sorry,I'm such a talker!I'm also amazed that we can keep up a conversation for that long while 万博开户running too!!

    I loved that we managed to get lost…the one week that we could actually SEE where we were going!!