Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sweaty Sunday: My 5K Training Schedule

Hello Loves! 

As most of you already know, I've been training for The GIANT Race, which is a 5K in September benefiting Project Open Hand.  I announced in an update video back in May that my sister and I would begin training. I have never been a very strong runner nor do I love running. I have been able to run 3 miles in the past, but I was still in high school, which is quite a few years ago.

Today, I want to share with you all the weekly running routine my sister and I have been following to prepare for the 5K. So without any further ado, let's get started! 

Below is the typical running schedule my sister and I started. Back in May, my sister and I began our training barely able to run 1 mi without being completely out of breath. This is how we got ourselves started.

Sunday: 1 mile run
Monday: REST
Tuesday: 1 mile run
Wednesday: REST
Thursday: 1 mile run
Friday: REST
Saturday: Cross-Training (Elliptical/Walking)

In each of the following weeks, my sister and I increased the distance that we ran by 1/4 of a mile. This way we were both able to work our way up to running further distances without completely overworking our bodies. I was shocked at how quickly I was able to get back into running. I am currently up to 2.5 miles without any problems. In about two weeks, I should begin running 3 miles 3 times per week. I am absolutely sure that my sister and I will be ready for The GIANT Race come September.

I am currently still raising money for The GIANT Race. Click HERE if you would like to donate to Project Open Hand. Any donations are greatly appreciated! 

I'll keep you all updated on my running endeavors in the future, especially once I see a difference in my overall health. Watch the video below from my vlog channel if you want to see what a typical Sunday of running looks like with me and my sister.

Denise Joyce