In October 2017 my sister and I will be hitting the pavement for the Tufts Health Plan 10K For Women here in Boston. We are super excited as this will be the first 10K either of us has ever run! This is my next step to a half marathon and then who knows where from there? I am even more proud to announce my partnership with Tufts Health Plan in the promotion of this race. What I am here to share with you all today is my On-The-Go 10K Training Plan. Why do I say busy? Because between work, school, soccer, etc. my sister and I have a million things going on and sometimes it is hard to coordinate training. For this reason we only run four days a week and substitute the other days with strength training and plyometrics at the gym.
Need to find time to work out? Well, you’ve got several options. For me, the most effective time is really early in the morning or really late at night. I know some who manage to fit in a workout during their lunch break but that seems like a total crunch in time and I just can’t handle the stress of fitting that in. Because I don’t have much time during the week, I schedule my long runs for either Saturday or Sunday. This way I can assure that the sister will also be available to take on the miles with me! Long runs are so much better with a friend (even if you don’t talk… mutual support, you know?).
I designed this plan so it would be suitable for beginners (first time 10K runners). I run long distances as part of my normal routine, so my training plan is more intermediate! I wanted everyone to benefit from this and be able to achieve their goals without a problem. Plus, if you’re busy like me, this plan only requires getting out for runs 4 days per week and includes days for strength.
Exclusive On-The-Go 6-Week 10K Training Plan
I have been running for a long time, but have never taken this distance on in a race setting so this will be different for me. My mile has been creeping up on me again and I’ve been fighting to bring it back down (great excuse for new shoes, hey). If you want to follow along on my training journey, you can follow me by searching my name [ Bianca Palumbo ] on the Strava app! I am always looking for community members who are tackling races and sharing inspirational stories.
If you’re interested in running for an incredible organization, you can register with 15% off for a limited time HERE
Download my training plan? Send me comments on what you’d like to see changed or other questions you would like me to answer!
Another post will be coming in September that covers the history of Tufts Health Plan and the Tufts Health Plan 10K For Women.
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