Monday, September 21, 2015

Race Update + 10K Training Guide

Happy Monday! I have a bit of an exciting update to share this morning. I've decided to run a 10K as a part of the Red, White & Rosé Wine Run Series. That's right. 6.2 miles of pure pain and suffering followed by the overwhelming feeling of accomplishment and, of course, a tall glass of wine. On November 14th, a few friends and I will be taking on the cold air and beautiful trails surrounding the Butler Winery along Lake Lemon.

Race day is about 8 weeks away and I had to put together a training guide if I wanted to run over 6 miles. I've never ran more than 4 miles at a time in my life, EVER! After running a few 5K races, I have an idea of what the race will entail. However, those 5K's didn't require much prep considering they involved beer sampling every few minutes. This time around, it's going to be a major challenge that will require a bit of planning. 

I created a 10K training plan to help me be race ready in 8 weeks. Based on this novice program, my plan includes a series of weekly runs as well as strength and cross training. At this point,  I've completed my first week of training and am super sore. The good kind of sore though. The kind of sore that feels amazing when you wake up in the morning, and kills when you attempt to go down any set of stairs. I'm excited to see how far I can push myself and can't wait to see how beautiful the scenery will be this November.

Map of Butler Winery 10k race

There's still time to sign up! If you live in Indiana and want to participate in the Red, White & Rosé Wine Run Series, head over to to view race dates and locations. Oh! Use code SAVE20155 to save a few bucks on the registration fee. Happy running!

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  1. Okay you are motivating me to start running again!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

    1. That's what I like to hear! You totally should! The endorphins are worth it : )

  2. Congrats on signing up for the race! That is half the battle :) Rest days on Fridays are the best too haha


    1. Thanks, signing up has been the most daunting part so far. Rest days are my favorite!