I haven't ever run in a race before, well not since I was 8 years old, and I was a little nervous to even make this goal until I talked to Megan on the phone.
Her, "You can totally do this Rachel, let me make up a training schedule for you."
Me, "Really, you know how to do that?"
Her, "That's what my degree is in! I would love to do that."
A couple of days later she sent me an email with the greatest training schedule. The schedule has me increasing by degrees each week until October, running a couple of races ahead of time to help me get familiar with how races work and how I react in a race and it also mixes things up so I'm not just running everyday, I'm cross training twice a week and weight lifting too.
This week looks like this:
Mon: 4 mile run
Tues: cross train / 2 mile run
Wed: 3.5 mile run and strength train
Thur: easy run
Sat: 5K run
Megan is so awesome! The schedule is tough but I love that she took into consideration my time line and life as well as the knee that I broke a few years ago. It has been great to call her and talk to her about different things. She has such good advice and she is so encouraging.
While she's here I get to workout with her and then on Saturday we are going to run in a my first 5K together. I'm so excited!