Look what I did!!

That's right folks! Little Miss Can't Run One Mile Last October just signed her self up for 10 big ones this July! Exciting isn't it?

In preparation for what will be the longest official race of my entire freakin' life I have come up with a training schedule/ list of things I need to work on before the big day (30 days and counting!)

-Running 4 days a week for a total of 35K. Broken down thats a long run of 15K and three shorter ones (8, 7,5 or something to that effect)

-Cardio cross training 1 day a week. In most cases this will be a 45 minute high intensity spinning class.

-Strength training/total body conditioning 2 or 3 days a week. This will include my kick boxing class twice a week, which is a total ass kick these days...yowza!

If you are following along with the math on this you have probably concluded that this means at least one or two days are going to be doubled up. Ding! Ding! Ding! In an effort to maximize my training for running plus get everything else in (which will, in my firm belief, make me a better runner in the long run) AND have at least one rest day I am going to commit 2 days a week to double workouts. I will most likely run in the morning if the temperature spikes again which means I can dedicate a lunch session to strength training. Otherwise on my spinning day I will hit the weights after work. No biggie! This girl loves to sweat (see how happy I am??)

On top of planning all the activity I have been focusing a lot on how my nutrition is going to play a role in my training, both for this race and the 1/2 marathon I am running in September. I have made some dietary changes recently to support my running but I think its time that I take a closer look and really get "clean" about my food choices. I know that there is definitely some room for improvement and its time I get my butt in gear and do it! But that my friends is food for thought (haha! pun intended) for another day...

So tell me, what fitness goal are you working towards right now? Have you signed up for any runs/bike tours/triathalons/boot camp classes that you are training for?


  1. Woo-hoo. Congrats on signing up for a 10 miler. I know you can do it.

    I love signing up for various events because they give me a reason to push myself. But like you I've realized that I need to start eating cleaner cause that's really going to help me "up" my game.

    Can't wait to hear about your training.

  2. I am currently signed up for a Try-A-Tri(athlon) for Aug 22 in Orillia. But i have also signed up for some mini races, I've already completed my very first race ever (5k in Lakefield -North East of Tdot), and an 8k last Sunday in Bowmanville. I have a 5k race at Pearson coming up on the 19th too. I'm turning into a bit of a junkie I think.

  3. I am going to do 5K on the 19th I think. Next year after baby is born I'm going to aim for another 1/2 and possibly a sprint distance Triathlon.
    Your training schedule sounds good, make sure you taper before the race though. A couple easy weeks with lower mileage would probably benefit you on race day...your legs will be fresher. Just my opinion :)

  4. Oh my gosh, congrats on signing up! Such an inspiration, especially with your workout schedule. I don't have a fitness goal per se, but I will think on it and get back to you!!
    For now, my goal is to love to run/jog, or at least enjoy it.

  5. Congrats on signing up for that race! A friend is also running that but I can't this year due to scheduling conflicts. It looks like it will be really fun though! Happy training!!!


  6. Which half marathon are you running in September? I'm doing the army half in Ottawa in September :)