I'm specifically referring to my Goal 4; to run a sub 60 minute 10k. Listen here...
These are questions I have been given the answer to...from Personal Trainer and Running Coach Gil Cramer of F.I.T Concepts. Coach G's goal for 2013 is to complete a 122km off road marathon...(that was not a typo...I did type 122km!). But hey, I'm benchmarking on my own past achievements and my personal goals!
Coach G then told me "to start with you need to run the race distance each week". So 10km a week...this is achievable right?! ..."it can be 5 2km runs, or 3/3/4km over 3 days". Yep, I can do this...! *presses mute button on voice of self doubt*
Coach G also informed me that training to run isn't just about the running; "you need to have a good training programme of strength work and conditioning to supplement the running you do". We discussed and agreed that everything I already do (NTC, pole, yoga) is perfect!
There's me, satisfied I could do this...for me...when Coach G informs me that I need to make this commitment to him as well. *gulp*. He says "I need you to email me on a weekly basis, Sunday afternoons, updating me on your weeks training. But I don't just want to know how far you run, I need to know how you felt. This can all be taken into account for your next weeks training programme and schedule". Okkkkkaaaaaay!
So less talk...lets do this...This week, I'll be doing the 3/3/4km option starting today Monday 21st January 2013. A recent update to the NTC app included a 15 minute stretch sequence for runners (see picture). AND, if you live in London you can get a session in with Coach G free of charge through Nike Training Club. Currently Coach G leads the Train to Run sessions in Regents Park each and every Saturday morning! Click to Book a Live Class. You can also find Coach G on Twitter or Facebook!
You can keep up with my progress, and Coach G's advice right here on Keep it SimpElle...
Elle ;) x