Training Plan for Heroes in Recovery 6K
Yesterday was a hot one here in sunny South Florida, and the heat is only going to go up. A couple of days this week it’s going to hit 90*F!!!!
Now that’s some intense spring training weather!
Since I decided to run the Heroes in Recovery 6K next month I went searching the Internet for a training plan. I don’t have a lot of time to prepare, and I’m not really planning for a spectacular race, but I do want to give it my best effort.
I’ve decided to follow the second half of the Hal Higdon intermediate 5K training plan. My race is a 6K but I think this plan will work fine.
I also think it’s fine to skip the first few weeks of the plan since my base is already there. Right now I can comfortably run an 8 mile long run, so what I really just need is to step up some of my speed sessions so that I have a little kick in the race.
It’s definitely not ideal to be planning to run hard in June in South Florida, but really when are we ever presented with perfect conditions? Hopefully by then I’ll be more acclimated to the heat.
Last night’s three miler was sort of killer. The bottom of my foot felt okay but my calves were tight as heck. If it’s not one thing it’s another! That’s okay though I can deal with the calf thing because I know it’s nothing serious. Some days they are super tight and I have to stop and stretch them out and some days they are fine.
I’m being super committed to calf raises these days. When I was having issues with my hips back in the day I had to make stretching a normal part of my routine just like brushing my teeth and washing my hair. Now calf raises are part of that routine.
When I got home from my run Adam had a surprise for me. He recently bought a new computer monitor for himself which means I get his SUPER nice hand-me-down monitor :).
It’s 27 inches which is way bigger than the last hand-me-down monitor he gave me. Since I only use my computer at home for maybe an hour a day to blog I just don’t see the need to invest in a nice one for myself. But now I have a nice one for free! Thanks babe 😘.
Oh! So yesterday something weird happened with my Garmin. I ran my normal three mile loop but when I got to the end my Garmin said I had only run 2.8 miles.
I ran the extra .20 but then my mile 3 time was much longer than it should be. It also said my pace was almost 16 minutes per mile. Now, I am slow but I am not quite that slow. Has anyone else experienced this? Maybe the GPS just disconnected during the run?
I am paranoid because my Garmin isn’t that old, and when my last Garmin had issues I had to send it in to be fixed. It took about a week for me to get my watch back and that was torture! hah (but seriously)
Ever have a Garmin glitch like this? Tell me everything is going to be okay!