Uncomfortable Zone Part 3 and a 5k
I guess for the next few weeks, nothing should feel comfortable. I’m at the point in my running where nothing feels terrible but I don’t feel great running either.
This is the part of running that you want to push, and get fast and stronger. You can push the envelope a bit, but push too far and you are most susceptible to an injury. I’ve learned that lesson the hard time (more than once). This week instead of increasing distance, I included a race.
|Monday:||Easy 45 minutes+ core|
|Tuesday:||Easy 45 minutes|
|Wednesday:||Easy 45 minutes+ core|
|Friday:||Easy 45 minutes|
|Saturday:||40 minutes with a personal friend (8:30 pace)|
|Sunday:||5k (6:33 pace)|
Week 3: 33-35 miles + a speed workout 5k
Monday-Friday were easy, breezy, beautiful, CoverGirl runs…or just boring runs. For a while, my runs will remain easy. I don’t time them but my realistic guess is between 9-10 minute miles.
On Saturday I ran with a personal friend who is currently much faster than I am. She had an easy run on Saturday, which was a little bit out of my comfort zone but we were able to meet about halfway and run about 8:30 pace. It’s definitely much faster than I’ve running but it felt good and it was great to catch up. I didn’t feel bad and the run flew by.
On Sunday, I ran a 5k at a local airport with my husband. I had found the race earlier in the week but my husband and I wanted to play it by ear and not commit (we are chronic race day signupers anyways).
I thought because the race finished on a runway, it must be flat. Spoiler: I thought wrong. While it started and ended on the runway, there was actually a large climb during the middle mile. My splits were 6:25, 6:36, and 6:33 which I’m happy with. It was a great rust buster.
Unfortunately, I am a little jaded because, after the race, I tripped and fell and bruised up my knee, elbow, and shoulder. Not the end of the world and I am more annoyed than anything. So now I’ve cut multiple cuts, and road rash down my right side.
This week was great and I have no complaints. I added 1 speed workout but kept mileage about the same. Next week, I’ll probably do something similar. I haven’t found any 5ks but if one peaks my interest I might run another. I’m just continuing to trek along. Although, now I have a nice knee scab to trek with.
Posts from the week:
Questions for you:
How was your week of running?
Have you ever fallen while running?
Ha…I’ve fallen so many times. From the time I was hit by a cyclist, to the time I tripped and fell in my neighborhood. My knees make me look more badass than I actually am.