The day is here – I get to reveal my newest project!
I am SO excited and honored to be one of the chosen influencer’s for this years’ Tufts Health Plan for Women 10K! I will be documenting my training program (even while traveling around the next few months), providing some of my favorite race day prep secrets AND have a special discount link for you all (just click here and the discount is automatically applied)!
I think this reveal is a combination of a few exciting factors – for one, this is my first REAL influencer gig since launching the blog six months ago. I can’t believe I have excited people that actually want to hear what I have to say over the past half a year – like, what?! It really is just the beginning, but is something extremely special to me – so I wanted to take a minute to thank all of you who keep coming back!
I started doing this as something I truly love and want to generate into something even more one day.
Second, it gives me the opportunity to potentially meet some of my readers in person (hint hint, potentially race day meet up being planned). Then, I’ll get to thank you in person!
I have so many adventures planned between now and race day (a trip to Florida right before), plus need to get back on the Paleo plan (gluten is the death of me right now), so I feel like this will absolutely be a training adventure for the books. I’ve heard the energy and environment this provides on race day, as well as the amazing community of women that grows from the participation in this race.
Below is my proposed training plan that I’ll be following – let’s break it down, shall we?
|7-Aug||E60||3 Miles||E60||3 Miles||E60||4 Miles||E60|
|14-Aug||E60||3 Miles||E60||3 Miles||E60||5 Miles||E60|
|21-Aug||E60||3 Miles||E60||3 Miles||E60||6 Miles||E60|
|28-Aug||E60||3.5 Miles||E60||3.5 Miles||E60||6.5 Miles||E60|
|4-Sep||E60||3.5 Miles||E60||3.5 Miles||E60||7 Miles||E60|
|11-Sep||E60||3.5 Miles||E60||3.5 Miles||E60||8 Miles||E60|
|18-Sep||E60||4 Miles||E60||4 Miles||E60||9 Miles||E60|
|25-Sep||E60||4 Miles||E60||4 Miles||E60||11 Miles||E60|
|2-Oct||E60||4 Miles||E60||4 Miles||2 Miles||E60||13.1 – Boston|
|9-Oct||Tufts HP 10K|
As you can see, my training is geared a little more toward half marathon training….oh, yah, that’s right, I signed up for the BAA Half Marathon on October 8th – the day BEFORE the Tufts 10K! My training is going to be a little bit different than your regular 10K training. Below is an example of a couch-to-10K proposal for beginner to moderate runners that may be a little more realistic for those who aren’t completely out of their minds like myself.
|7-Aug||E60||3 Miles||E60||3 Miles||E60||1.5 Miles||E60|
|14-Aug||E60||1.5 Miles||E60||1.5 Miles||E60||2 Miles||E60|
|21-Aug||E60||1.5 Miles||E60||1.5 Miles||E60||2.5 Miles||E60|
|28-Aug||E60||2 Miles||E60||2 Miles||E60||3 Miles||E60|
|4-Sep||E60||2 Miles||E60||2 Miles||E60||3.5 Miles||E60|
|11-Sep||E60||2 Miles||E60||2 Miles||E60||4 Miles||E60|
|18-Sep||E60||2.5 Miles||E60||3 Miles||E60||5 Miles||E60|
|25-Sep||E60||3 Miles||E60||3 Miles||E60||6 Miles||E60|
|2-Oct||E60||2 Miles||E60||2 Miles||2 Easy Miles||E60||Rest or E60|
|9-Oct||Tufts HP 10K|
For those that haven’t checked out my ‘training’ lingo before, E60 is exercising in a cross-training capacity for 60 minutes (I like SoulCycle, mostly, but other spin studios, yoga, barre will work – my old go-to was the good ole’ elliptical). This is important so running isn’t your only activity – your joints need some other strength training and stimulation than just pounding pavement over and over. Even if it’s just every other day.
Let me know any adjustments you make – since this 10K will be more of a taper run off a half-marathon weekend, I’m looking forward to hearing how your training pairs up, if it helps you prep for a November half-marathon or even an April full marathon!
Looking forward to training with you xo
FTA: This is a paid sponsorship – the discount link is NOT an affiliate link, but a collaborative discount for readers. All opinions are my own, and are not influenced by the brand partner.