My First 5K: Week 15: Training on Vacation
Two more weeks to go before The Color Run comes to Des Moines! My training schedule this week and next is a little shifted around. I usually run on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday’s, but we had a wedding out of town this weekend that my fiancé was in, and we will be on vacation starting next Friday visiting my family in North Carolina. When I go on vacations I almost always pack my athletic shoes and can usually fit in at least one for two workouts. The wedding this weekend wasn’t too bad, we left Friday morning and got home Sunday afternoon, so I simply did my Saturday run on Thursday. But next week will be a bit harder, and I’m not positive yet how my schedule will go. But I think it’s important to be conscientious of what your schedule looks like, because I know I would hate not working out or getting in at least two runs Friday- Tuesday (our vacation schedule) and then come home and have The Color Run happen in four days. But hopefully it will all work out and I’ll feel prepared on October 6 for the 3.1 mile run!
Below is my workout schedule for the week. Bold is what I would normally complete, non-bold is the 5K training.
Monday: Run 10 minutes, walk 10 minutes
Tuesday: Walk 15 minutes, 50 minute Billy Blank cardio DVD
Wednesday: Run 15 minutes, walk 15 minutes, 30 minute elliptical
Thursday: Walk 15 minutes, run/walk 3.1 miles
Friday: 20 minute treadmill run/walk
Saturday: Day Off
Sunday: 30 minute treadmill incline walk