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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)
Tuesday: Workout
Wednesday: 5 miles easy
Thursday: 5 miles easy
Friday: 5 miles easy
Saturday: Double Bridges 15k (58:41)
Sunday: 60 minutes easy
Total: 51 miles

Tuesdays Workout:
3X400 meters
1X10 minutes (6:38 pace)
3X400 meters

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?


13 thoughts on “Training Last Week: Mostly Boring with a 15k”

  1. Nice work! To me, “boring” can mean “consistent” when it comes to training. We’re doing what we need to do to put ourselves in a position to succeed. Have a great race this weekend!

  2. Congrats on your 15K and I’m glad you made it to the start in the nick of time! I’ve only run one 15K. I feel like it’s a good distance though, especially if you’re training for a half or full marathon, or it’s good for someone who is used to 5K/10K and wants to race a little longer without going up to a half.

    Training is all about the boring things too like easy days. For me those are the hardest runs to do because I don’t get a ton of satisfaction out of writing down “easy 5” or “easy 6”, but they are essential. I try to do them with a group or either run somewhere fun so I see something! Better boring than an run that’s eventful but bad events like an injury or getting sick, I guess.

  3. I’ve never run a 15k, I don’t even think I’ve seen a race here that offers that distance…or maybe I ignored it because I knew I wasn’t interested 🙂 Glad you had a good race, and I can’t wait to hear how this weekend goes!

    1. I’m trying to think and I don’t believe they do. There used to be a couple if 10 milers but I think they no longer exist.

  4. Good to hear you had a race you were pleased with! Cute shirt in the top pic. What does it say?

  5. I love that you still posted the pic even though you are mid fall! Love it 🙂

    Well done on the 15k – it does suck to be outkicked though.

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