Training: 2 Mile Repeats and Hilly 5ks
The last week of training didn’t start off the greatest but progressed to be better towards the end. I didn’t accomplish my goal at my mile repeats workout on Tuesday, but after rest and recovery, I felt a lot better.
|Monday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Tuesday:||3X2 miles (6:54 pace)|
|Thursday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Friday:||Easy 75 minutes|
|Saturday:||Run with friends|
|Sunday:||2X5: Resolution 5k: 18:30, 20:15|
My easy runs went pretty well. On Saturday, I ran with some of my closest friends and coworkers which was a lot of fun.
Tuesdays: Workout: 3X2 mile (6:54, 6:48, 6:52)
Long story short, I didn’t achieve the goal pace during the 2-mile repeats. I had an incredible tempo run the Sunday before, and my legs still had lactic acid in them. I couldn’t change my schedule, so it was either then or never.
I would equate the mile repeats to the workout version of the Philadelphia half marathon. I wasn’t feeling great, it was windy and cold, but honestly, I put the mile repeats behind me.
I got a deep tissue massage later in the day and took the next day off. The deep tissue massage, as well as rest, was exactly what I needed.
Sundays Race: Goal 2X5k with 3 minutes recovery
2nd 5k: 20:15
I didn’t feel amazing, but I didn’t feel awful either. I felt like the first 5k loosened me up and even though it was slower, I did feel better during the second 5k. It was a tough workout, but I was happy with it. While I’m disappointed with the mile repeats, I know that I can grow from it. Not every workout goes perfectly.
Other than that, not too much else going on.
Questions for you:
How was your workout week?
Do you like 2-mile workouts?