ZOOMA Run Love Training Begins!

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | training

Jan 06

Are you still in a fitness rut?  Trying to get motivated to work out, but the cold weather is keeping you under the covers?

I was getting pretty close to that point over the past few weeks, but now I’m so relieved that the ZOOMA Run Love 10K training has started this week!  Even though I’ve shared how to stay fit in the running off-season, it can be really tough to keep up the motivation.  Sometimes an official training plan is necessary sooner rather than later!

I’m linking up this week for Wild Workout Wednesday with Annmarie at The Fit Foodie Mama, Angelena Marie at Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced, Michelle at Fruition Fitness, and Nicole at Fitful Focus!  Check their sites to find some awesome workouts!

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Zooma Run Love Challenge participants will get a medal for completing the 5K or 10K this Valentine's Day!

ZOOMA Run Love Virtual 5K and 10K

The Zooma Run Love 5K/10K Challenge takes place on February 14, 2016! Find out how you can sign up and get support, training, and awesome swag from the Zooma women's community!

I’m a new ZOOMA Ambassador this year, and I’m so excited to promote and participate in the first ZOOMA Race of the year:  the Run Love Virtual 5K and 10K on February 14!

I’m currently following the 6-week 10K training plan that will have me running 3 times a week and cross-training once a week.  This is the first time I’m using a training plan specifically for a 10K, so I’m looking forward to seeing how I progress!

Training Goals

Last year I PR’d the 10K distance with a 59:32 time.  While this virtual race is just for fun, I’m curious to see if I’d be able to create a new PR, especially since I’m running in the winter versus the late summer.

The biggest thing for me is the cross-training.  As I mentioned in my New Year’s Resolutions, I need to do more strength training and make it a habit.  So I’m really excited to see if cross training really is the “secret sauce” to getting faster.  I’ll be sharing my training recaps for the ZOOMA Run Love every Wednesday, so I hope you can follow along and see how it goes!

Does this sound like something you want to join in?  You can still sign up for the ZOOMA Run Love 5K or 10K online up until January 11, as there are less than 85 spots left!  Let me know if you do!

P.S. – If you’d like to sign up for one of the other ZOOMA Races this year, use promotional discount code JANELLE16 at registration to get 10% off!

Workouts for the Week:

Wednesday 12/30:  I went bowling with coworkers after work and we had a great time.  I actually got there using the Indego bike share for the first time in months and got a little lost…it ended up being about a 2.5 mile ride.  We played 2 rounds of bowling and in the second game, I started to get “hot” and scored over 100 points, so that was nice!  We ended up tieing the first game and losing the second so we had to do 20 push-ups!

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Thursday 12/31:  To close out the year, I went for a 3.1 mile run for December 31 after work.  It was a great time for me to just be by myself, enjoy the sights on the running trail, and jam to Spotify (I just signed up for Premium so I’ll take that over ad-filled Pandora any day!)

Friday 1/1:  The start of the new year!  I was so busy trying to get errands done and using my planner that I didn’t get to work out.

Saturday 1/2:  No workouts.  Surprisingly, we went out for another night of bowling!  My first game was a 63, second game a 109….go figure!

Sunday 1/3:  I finally had my long run – 5 miles in the afternoon.  It was very cold and windy, and my Mizunos felt awful…but I actually did run a pretty consistent pace.

Monday 1/4:  3-mile treadmill run to kick off training for the ZOOMA Run Love Virtual 10K! I kept it nice and easy, which felt good.  But when I got home, I was beat!  I did do 30 clamshells on each side that night to strengthen my hips.

Tuesday 1/5:  Muscle Definer 30-minute workout from Nike Training Club app.  Cross-training at last!  This routine included walking lunges, single-leg deadlifts, squats, modified push ups,  side planks with leg lifts (which was horrible), and ended with some V-up struggles.  These workouts really highlight the weakness in my hips, especially the left side.  I hope this helps straighten things out!

How was your training this week?  Are you doing the ZOOMA Run Love race? 

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