I participated in the Nike+Human race this past August, and when I signed up for it, I got a free download for the My First 10k training workout on iTunes. I downloaded it and used it to prepare for my first 10k race. This kind of training was perfect for me. Jay Blahnik comes in your headphones, and talks you through a 43 minute workout. It is amazing. He tells you what to do for warm-up, endurance running, even intervals. There is NO way I would be out there on the streets, sprinting for 1 minute on and 1 minute off if it wasn’t for this training workout.
Upon completion of the Nike Human Race, I was given a free download to the 10k Training Quickrun. Another Jay Blahnik workout, which is about 20 minutes in length. Again, he pushes you beyond your limits in these training sessions. Such a good workout routine. You can download any of them from iTunes for a few bucks. I use both of mine all the time, definitely worth it and a way to switch things up!
My Nike+Mini was getting a little anxious so I took her for a run. Today I did 7.21 miles which is a personal best for distance. I am training to do some half marathons in the near future. I borrowed my mom’s polar heart rate monitor and it said my max heart rate was 186, and my avg. was 159. Pretty good if you ask me. I NEED heart rate monitor. Not sure which type I want to go with. I liked the Polar, but I have heart good things about the garmin one too. Suggestions?