Cto5k Series: Week 8 – 2 Weeks to go!

In just 2 weeks–that’s only 6 more training sessions–you’ll be running 5k at FitBloggin’! Mara has been doing PHENOMINAL! SO let’s check in with her first…

Wow – Can you BELIEVE that we made it through week seven? It was a hard week for me run-wise, because the transition from intervals to continuous jogging has been a big leap in my mind. However, on a personal level, I was just so filled with pride that I have been able to keep with this routine for seven weeks, even when I was crazy busy, stressed, and it was cold out! I also wanted to thank all of you reading this, because a huge impetus for keeping with this has been knowing that you were reading and running along with me. Thank you for that.

(Note: Mara is the writer behind the body-image blog, Medicinal Marzipan, and she is sharing her training with us weekly.)

This week’s training schedule…

Week 8 – 5/8/2011

Workout 1
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes).
Workout 2
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes).
Workout 3
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes).

An message and fabulous activity from Holly…

Holly PerkinsThis week you will see all of the great benefits that running brings. Pause for a moment and think through how your body- and life- has changed because of this new endeavor. Compromises have been made to fit in your runs over the past 7 weeks. Realize that real progress often means compromise. Because you committed to this running program, you are now getting to enjoy the benefits.

Has your stress level decreased?

Are you sleeping better?

Does food taste better?

Do you have more energy?

Write down the benefits that you are seeing this week. In two weeks your event will be over. It’s important to remember how good you feel this week so that you can continue your running program after you complete this program. With smart training, recovery and nutrition, you can run for the rest of your life.

*Workouts based on the The Couch-to-5K ¬ģ Running Plan