My 10k Run Ready Journey Continues

It’s week 4 of my 10k Run journey, and I’d be lost now if it weren’t for Kiqplan’s 10k Run Ready App. There are many components that go into training for a 10k, especially if you have never run one before. There’s nutrition, strength training, running and rest times. I’m not good at math so I’m glad the app calculates it for me. I just sync the app to my Fitbug, Fitbit or other fitness apps and the app figures out the rest.

Usually when I am training for a race, I tend to eat less than the desired amount of calories. Fueling your body (eating) for the extra exertion due to lifting weights and running is just as important as the exercise portion. Kiqplan’s app makes it easy to track your nutrition and count calories with the scan feature. Just scan the barcode on the item you are eating, enter the serving amount, and your calories and nutrients are added to your daily intake. I’ve already noticed my clothes fitting more loosely just after 4 weeks. You really don’t need a specific “weight loss” program to lose weight; you just need a new exercise challenge to keep you moving.

Kiqplan #10kRunReady app calculates nutrition into your personalized training

I’ve been a consistent 5k runner for the past 4 years, and now for the first time I feel motivated that I can run a 10k. Each week my run time has increased. In the first week I started at 20 minute runs and by the end of my third week I was running for 30 minutes. I have been slowly conditioning my body to run longer and faster. The challenge to run for a longer amount of time excites and encourages me to break past the 3.12 mile mark and edge into 4 miles.

My strength training days are just as crucial as my run days. The app has a detailed plan with warm-up exercises, sets that focus on my core, legs and arms plus a cool-down session. I find that these days allow me to stretch and strengthen my muscles for my run days. My goal is to avoid injury at all costs by keeping all the parts of my body strong and in-shape.

Kiqplan 's #10kRunReady app offers a personal training workout approach in the convenience of an app/

Rest days are days that I don’t go to the gym or run. It’s hard to have an actual “do-nothing” day because I’m a mom, and realistically moms don’t get rest days. So, I’m intentional about not straining myself vacuuming or bending over to pick-up toys, and If I do manage to get some quiet time, then I take a 30 minute nap instead of scrolling through Facebook.

Training for a 10k is a learning process. It’s about listening to your body. Knowing when to push yourself and when to slow down. I’ve already seen progress in just 4-short weeks. I’m excited to see what’s in store in the next 8-weeks.

Do you need a challenge in your workout or maybe you’re just bored with your current routine? Join me as I prepare for a 10k with Kiqplan’s 10k Run Ready app or pick an app that fits your needs.

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11 comments on “My 10k Run Ready Journey Continues”

  1. Melanie says:

    I have been vamping up my exercise routine the past few weeks. Good luck with yours!

    1. Rachel says:

      Thanks. Good luck with your new workout!

  2. This is a great post, Rachel. And I need to look at this app. I actually need to schedule exercise into my routine. I get so caught up working and taking a minute to do this or that,….I’ve gotten behind on the other. I’ve got to turn this around quickly.

    Leigh
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    1. Rachel says:

      Thanks, Leigh. I love how this app includes nutrition and rest into the mix. Kiqplan offers different apps to meet your fitness needs.

  3. Katie V. says:

    What a great app. I’ll have to check it out. I haven’t run in a long time or logged calories but I know I’m in need of a good program. Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Rachel says:

      The kiqplan app keeps you motivated and it offers more than most fitness apps.

  4. Allison says:

    Super-impressed. I have been stuck at 5k distance for a long time, it seems. There is something mental to all of this. But I am so interested about the conscious day of rest the program requires! I think that we so rarely give our bodies rest time (I know I am terrible at it!) but it is so important! Can’t wait to follow along.
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    1. Rachel says:

      I believe it is at least 80% mental, and the rest is training. I love how the app incorporates strength training, nutrition and rest days. The program lasts for 12-weeks so even after you run a 10k, you will be hooked on your new healthy lifestyle.

  5. Tiffani says:

    I really love this app! What a great way to track your progress. Congratulations on your progress….I can’t wait to read your post on how you “kicked butt” in your first 10K!! 🙂

    1. Rachel says:

      My journey will continue till January. It will be nice starting the year with an accomplished goal.

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