Source Wow! We're nearly there folks, so congrats for getting this far! There's just one more week left after this one and you'll be good to go for your 5K - how are you feeling? :) Because I know we're all crazy busy this holiday season, I'm not going to bore you with any preamble. You've been doing this for three weeks now, you know the drill - click here for Week 1, here for Week 2 and here for Week 3 plans. Let's get to it for Week 4!
Source Happy December! It's the start of Advent. The start of chocolate Advent calendars...you know, for those of us that still get those (*looks away sheepishly). Look, there's no harm in indulging during the holiday season. None whatsoever! And even less harm if you're countering it with some quality workouts. I also get that things get busy at this time of year, so it hopefully works well that, this week, not a single workout will be longer than half an hour (except for the yoga classes, but even then you can do an online yoga class and stop at the half-hour point if you're really time crunched!). Let's get right into Week 3 of your 5K running plan! (Click here for Week 1 and Week 2.)
Source Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! I hope you're relaxing and enjoying your holiday. When you come back, you might be in more need of this running plan than ever - just saying...I know how those Thanksgiving meals can get ;). So we pick up our running plan (5 weeks to a 5K!) for Week 2. Click here for Week 1. As I said before, you can take longer than a week to stay at each level before progressing. Don't stress! Take it at your own pace.
Source I don't profess to be an expert at running. And one thing I've never been is a long-distance runner. When I say long-distance, I'm being a bit generous to myself. In truth, I'm not even a medium distance runner. I did a 10K back in April (yay for the Vancouver Sun Run!) and that was the longest I have ever run. 10Ks are my marathons :). I'm happy to do one every now and again but prefer to stick to 5Ks if I have the choice. I haven't been running much lately, as I injured my knee earlier this year and I have been advised by many doctors to avoid running and pursue other forms of exercise which are gentler on the body, so I tend to get my cardio from intense flow yoga classes or from incline walks on the treadmill or intervals on the gym's cardio machines rather than running.