I ran my first official 10k ever on Saturday. I intended for it to be a starting point on my new training journey. I know what I can give without 10k specific training, and now I'll see what I can do with. Exact goals have yet to be determined.
I am basically doing the Run Less, Run Faster program. The title is deceiving because you don't really run much less, just fewer days per week. This is great for a runner like me. No matter what my speed, I start to get injured when I run more than two days in a row.
Today was Day One. I ran 1 mile warm up followed by 2 miles at 8:26, and ended with one mile cool down. Then I did lunges, strides, sit-ups, pushups, and planks. After I finish the laundry, I'm going to do some barre work.
My legs are still a little sore from the race so I expected to really have to dig deep. That was not the case. I wouldn't have called it easy, maybe medium? I think a 5 or 6 on the RPE chart (rate of perceived exertion).
My first track workout of the season will be this week. I'm a little scared. More scared of that, then the work that needs to go into my new book. That's pretty scared.