Workouts Last Week: Back to Running
Last week was my first substantial week of running. I increased my mileage a bit more than I anticipated but I felt good and didn’t have any issues. Right now, I’ll probably find a local race weekly and work on chipping my 5k back down to where it was prior my break. I won’t add much solo speed for a while. It will be a long road to get back to where I was physically, but more importantly I’m already mentally back.
|Monday:||3 miles+15 minute core workout|
|Tuesday:||3 miles+ 15-minute core workout|
|Wednesday:||6 miles with Montana|
|Thursday:||6 miles with my husband|
|Friday:||3 miles+strength class|
|Saturday:||5k (21:00) Total miles: 9|
|Sunday:||6 miles with Laura|
On Saturday, my husband and I chose to race a 5k. We had briefly discussed it on Friday but I got a migraine and went to bed early that night. I slept from 8 pm-6 am. I woke up groggy and to be honest, I didn’t feel ready to race. My husband turned to me and asked: So when are we leaving…so I decided I guess that would be the day I would jump back into it.
I know downtown Wilmington well, and suspected the course wasn’t flat. What I didn’t realize, was it would probably be one of the top 5 hardest 5k courses I’ve done in a while. Not because I haven’t been running, or it was hot but because it had an uphill climb. That being said, I raced the course and my ability. I had no goals other than to finish healthy (which I did). I ended up finishing in 21:00 exactly and as third female overlal. My husband actually won the race in 18:30 (which is about 60-90 seconds slower than what he has been running…so it gives me confidence the course was actually difficult…plus GPS watches don’t lie…right ;)?
Next week I plan to keep chipping along. I don’t plan to increase mileage too much (if at all). I just plan to continue strengthening my base.
Posts from the week:
Questions for you:
How was your week of training?
What is the hilliest race you’ve done?