As I was sitting on my laptop few months ago, I clicked on a link about FitBit, the activity tracker, one thing led to another and there I was looking at activity trackers and running watches. I’d been thinking about it for the past year, but haven’t been brave enough to buy one yet. I just couldn’t justify the expense. It seemed like a crazy amount of money for yet another hobby. Then a friend said that if I really wanted to get faster, I should follow a specific training schedule and buy me a running watch to monitor my heart rate. So I looked a bit more into it and it happened that a friend of mine had bought a fairly nice running watch few years back on a Black Friday thinking he wanted to start running, but ended up never using it. He offered to give it to me and I was thrilled. So few days later I had a brand new running watch with a heart rate monitor and some other nice gadgets that came with it.
When the summer came and I was done with all the traveling and back to my base in Trondheim, it was time to make a proper running plan. I decided to work towards a faster 10K. I found a plan that suggests running four times a week. After a couple of injuries this winter, I decided to work towards my goals safely and follow a proper running plan. Here’s what my plan looks like.
Plan adjusted from runkeeper.com
Of course this is a 15-week plan and I know that some weeks I won’t be able to follow it, but I’ve decided that when this is the case I will re-do the last week. I’ve already done the first four weeks of the program and by the second week I felt right back in shape. Can’t wait to see where this gets me!
Do you have a FitBit?