Yesterday, as I was getting ready for a 5-mile run, Wiley would not let me leave the house without him. He knew I was going running and he demanded to be a part of it. I haven't been taking him with me for the past few months, but he seems rather invigorated and back to a lean, healthy weight since that backpacking trip. So, I took him on the 5-mile run and he did just fine. He wasn't sore later in the day either, so I guess my running buddy is back! Now if he'd just stop howling at hot-air balloons, I could take him running more often. Nothing ruins a beautiful, sunny morning with balloons in the air like a barking dog running along side.
By the way, my 10k training is going great. I even bumped up to the "advanced beginner" training schedule a few weeks ago (it was from running.about.com, but they no longer have this schedule up). The Run for the Zoo is just a few weeks away. I'm on Week 4 of this schedule, but I do the longest runs on my own during the week.
Advanced Beginner 10k Training Program
|Week||Run/Walk 5 min/1 min||Fartlek||Long Run||Run/Walk 3 min/1 min (optional)|
|1||4 mi||2 mi||3 mi||3 mi|
|2||5 mi||3 mi||4 mi||3 mi|
|3||6 mi||4 mi||5 mi||Rest|
|4||5 mi||2 mi||6 mi||3 mi|
|5||4 mi||3 mi||5 mi||3 mi|
|6||3 mi||4 mi||6 mi||3 mi|
|7||4 mi||3 mi||4 mi||3 mi|
|8||3 mi||2 mi||Race||Rest|