5K & 10K TRAINING PLAN 2021 STARTS TODAY
Today’s post is coming out late. The northern tier states of the USA experienced two back-to-back weekends of heavy snowfall. I have been helping the family dig out of a roughly 10” Saturday to Sunday dump of wet snow. We have been at it all day, breaking the shoveling into small, manageable increments of effort. We also built an awesome snow person! And on slippery, snow-covered side streets I was able to finish the day's workout feeling proud and happy to have stayed on track with training. .
The harsh wintery weather is a reminder that the calendar is counting down quickly to St. Valentine’s Day! Which means the first of the Saints’ Days Races, the 5K ‘tune-up’ race, could potentially be scheduled by organizers as early as the upcoming February 6-7 weekend for some runners and walkers, with the majority held on February 12-14. The eligible dates in which a virtual run or walk event must be completed is often flanked by weekends; this year February 6-14 could be designated as this period.
If weather forecasts of extreme cold or snowy conditions, like these past couple weekends, threaten to prevent your participation in an organized event, even if it’s virtual, you may lose the registration fee. However, that shouldn’t stop you from accomplishing a goal race. Consider running/walking a personal custom event on any day of your choosing to avoid this outcome or to prevent disruption of other plans. Request Earned Runs bibs for this competition, or get it done without a bib, but with love in your heart!
At the end of week 4 you will have spent one full month in training. Congratulations.
RUN & MOVE HAPPY!
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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