Training Last Week: Mostly Boring with a 15k
For some reason, I struggled with writing this week’s recap more than usual. My easy runs were just that, easy and boring.
|Monday:||6 miles (8:40)|
|Wednesday:||5 miles easy|
|Thursday:||5 miles easy|
|Friday:||5 miles easy|
|Saturday:||Double Bridges 15k (58:41)|
|Sunday:||60 minutes easy|
1X10 minutes (6:38 pace)
The track was being used, so I found a piece of road and ran there. I felt as though I was still recovering from the Polar Bear 5k in Atlanta the weekend before, but I was happy with my effort.
Double Bridges 15k: (58:48) 6:18 pace
This was the only “exciting” aspect of training last week. The Double Bridges 15k was a solid race effort for me. It wasn’t a PR, as Broad Street’s pace last year was faster but it was fastest I’ve done since my ankle fracture. I will say, I’ve never been as cold as I was at a race start.
The weather changed overnight from the high 50s to 38 and windy at the start. I barely made the start, and it wasn’t an exaggeration when I say I didn’t have a minute to spare.
The race itself was decent. My legs never felt great and my calves actually felt stiff the entire race. I’m happy with my performance, although I do feel as though I’m in better shape than the race shows.
Sunday’s easy run was my favorite. I asked my husband if he wanted to take a running selfie post run. Then when we went to actually do it, I promptly fell. As you can guess, I’m clumsy and that wasn’t a surprise.
Next week I’ll be running the Mercedes half marathon in Birmingham. I ran the course preview last weekend, which was fun and I’m looking forward to running the race.
Running Related Post from the week: January 2017 Training
Questions for you:
Have you run a 15k before?
I feel as though they are much more common in Upstate, NY.
How was your workout week?