Training Log: Adding Mileage and Racing

My goal for the next few weeks is to slowly build mileage while hopefully racing.  While I know none of the races will be PRs, or close, they will serve their purpose as workouts.  I’ll adjust to running 3 quicker miles a week, with the rest of the miles being anywhere between 8:30-10 minute miles.  If I charge my watch and use it for half of my runs, I’ll consider it a success.

As I come back from my break, my goal is to do so healthily.  Overdoing it isn’t going to build fitness any faster and it will just set me up for an injury (or five).  As someone who is already injury prone, I don’t need more odds against me.

This week went well, and I did exactly what I wanted.  Even though it was extremely hot and humid, I was able to motivate myself get through runs.

Monday: 6 miles
Tuesday: OFF
Wednesday: 3 miles
Thursday: 7 miles
Friday: 5 miles
Saturday: Holy Angels 5k (3.9 miles)  26:12
 Sunday: OFF

All of my weekday runs were smooth and uneventful.  By 6 am, the temperature was already in the 80s, so I tried to get them done as soon as possible.  I felt like I had run a marathon by how tired I was after running in the heat.

The race on Saturday was eventful to say the least.  I’ll have a race recap later in the week but it was first time race that started late (and a 10 am start is late enough) and had over 10 turns and only a handful of volunteers.  Needless to say, most course participants got extremely lost and I ended up running 3.9 miles.  I’m still happy with my race efforts and live to race another day.

In other running news, I was accepted to be an ambassador for Rabbit Apparel.  I’ve liked their apparel since first trying it about 6 months ago.  I’ve also had nothing but positive interactions with members of the team as well as the brand and company.  When they announced ambassador applications, I knew it was a company I wanted to apply too.  I haven’t been an ambassador for an apparel company in awhile, but I’m looking forward to starting a new path with Rabbit.

If anyone was interested in trying out a piece of clothing, you can use this link and receive 10% off!

This now means I’ll represent both Rabbit and CEP Compression.  I stand behind both brands of making high-quality products and being great people as well.

Posts from the week:

Brooks Pureflow Shoe Review

Westside 5k (21:00)

Questions for you:

Are you an ambassador for any companies? 

How was your week of training?

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  1. You had a great week of training and glad you got a 5K race in! That stinks that the start time was so late (I cannot imagine running a race at 10 AM) and that people were led off course, but the effort is still there and that’s what matters right now. Plus hopefully the money went toward a good cause if nothing else.

    I’ve been an ambassador for a few races, and I’m an ambassador for Pain cakes ice packs (gotta love being an ambassador for an injury-related product). Most of the clothing brands I like are pretty mainstream though and don’t do the whole ambassador thing because they don’t need to (Saucony, Nike, etc). I really like being a race ambassador because I feel like you have a big say in how the race is planned and helping people learn about it and maybe tackling it as a personal goal. I haven’t really seen much about Rabbit apparel so I will check that out.

  2. I love Rabbit Apparel! I just ordered some things from them and I really like it.
    I’m an ambassador for Stiletto Running (who’s clothes I also love), honey stinger and nuun.
    Great job this week getting back into it. And 3.9 miles for a 10k! Oops…. 😳

  3. Looks like you had a great week despite the long 5k, Hollie! I always love following your training. Are you still working with your coach?

    1. Thank you for stopping by Ashley, currently I’m not actually working with anyone. I think it’s a better fit for me right now!

  4. Oh boy – that race sounds interesting…to say the least. And I keep trying to tell myself that I need to acclimate to the heat while I’m out running in it but it’s HARD and I’m bone tired afterward…and then I usually have to swim or bike. Send help. Anyway, I have seen very little of RABBIT so I’m interested in checking them out now that you’re an ambassador!! I rep Health Warrior and Momentum Jewelry but no clothing…for now.

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