Training: Solid Workouts and Long 5ks
My training last week started off well and ended on a somewhat bittersweet note. I started the week riding my high from the Phillies 5k, then as the week progressed, DOMS, lack of sleep and current events caught up with me.
Where to start?
|Monday:||70 minutes easy|
|Tuesday:||65 minutes easy|
|Thursday:||70 minutes easy|
|Friday:||60 minutes easy|
|Saturday:||6X400s (7 miles total)|
|Sunday:||Clean Air 5k (19:50)|
Easy runs were just that, easy. Due to forecasted thunderstorms, I thought I would have to resort to running on the treadmill for a few days. I was lucky that I started running enough that I missed them.
1×15 minutes (6:31 pace)
1 mile (6:07)
2X8 minutes (6:30 pace)
As I mentioned on Instagram, this was definitely the best workout I’ve had in a very long time. I felt like I was on top of the world.
6X400 (1:35 average)
The goal of Saturday was to get some faster repeats. Just to get some rust off. I was tired, but they went according to plan.
Clean Air 5k (3.25 miles 19:50…average pace 6:05)
I was originally supposed to run a different race up North, but life came up, and I didn’t have enough time to get to the race. There wasn’t a point to speed up there and so the morning of, I found something local. I was disappointed, to say the least, but I made the best of the situation and found a local 5k that I was able to run.
However, the mess of the morning spilled into the race. The race itself was an out and back on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia (where I actually set my PR last year), but the course was long. Not only that, but they had 10k walkers start 15 minutes before 5k runners. It meant for about a mile, I was weaving around walkers. It wasn’t optimal, I didn’t feel great, and it was a mess of a morning. Some races aren’t glamorous, and you just feel like garbage…that was the story there, but I’ll have a full recap later.
Questions for you:
Have you ever DNSed?
I think whenever I sign up online before a race, something happens.
What was your best workout last week?