10K Run Ready
I’ve always coined myself as a 5k girl, but something changed on the trail the other day. It must have been a mix of endorphins and the excitement of pushing myself to the next level. I have been more consistent with my running each week, and have found that 2-3 miles a week is a great starting point for my new goal of running a 10k. I was a little intimidated by the goal in the beginning because I wasn’t sure where to start in the training process, but I knew I wanted to do it right. Injuries are not an option when you are a mom of 2 young boys.
I needed a training schedule to push me a little bit further each day– days for strength training, proper nutrition, and better sleep habits. Also, I didn’t want to spend a lot money. A personal trainer would be nice, but it fell into the expensive category plus I keep to an-ever changing crazy schedule. I would need something that allowed more flexibility.
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Then I found Kiqplan (kick-plan). Kiqplan offers many different fitness apps from Your First 5k to Healthy Baby Bump (keeping fit while pregnant). I chose the 10K Run Ready app. For $19.99, you receive a personalized 12-week coaching plan to help you achieve your goal. The app can sync to devices like the Fitbug, Fitbit, heart rate monitors plus other apps like RunKeeper and Fitness Pal.
Each day you are given a challenge to walk a certain amount of steps, eat a designated amount of calories, and sleep at least 8 hours. The app provides healthy recipe recommendations and a place to enter the food you have eaten to help monitor your calories. It also provides a graph to show you the type of nutrients your body is getting throughout the day.
My favorite part of the app is the training schedule. The schedule allows for 4 days of strength training or running/walking. Resting is on the schedule too. I usually move my training days around to accommodate my schedule. The 10K Run Ready App starts you from 1-2 minute running/walking intervals for 24 minutes. I tweaked the running plan based on my abilities with a 5 minute walking warm-up followed by 20 minutes of running. Each week the time increases, and I will run longer.
Some days, I wonder if I’ll make it to the 10k point, and then I remind myself how I started running 5ks, one step at a time.
My next step is signing up for a 10k that will occur in January or February next year. Have one in mind? Let me know. I find that having a goal in sight helps motivate me along the way. Also, I want to recruit you in my journey. Have you ever wanted to run a 10k ? Now’s your chance. You can purchase the 10K Run Ready app that will motivate you plus you’ll have an accountability partner (me) to partner with in this journey.
My journey continues- Read more Here.