Training Log: Good Weather and Good Training

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Last week was the first week I started to feel like my “old” running self.  The runner that usually felt good training and then felt good racing (for the most part of course). I’m more comfortable to just go out for a run without feeling like it’s unnatural.  It won’t be smooth sailing from here, but I’ll take what I can get right now.

In short, I’ve been consistently running for about 3 weeks now.  I’ve added a race in the mix and seem to recover well from that. My goal is to continue to build a base and feel both strong and happy doing so. For me now, running is a great sport, but it’s not my life focus.

Monday: Easy 40 minutes
Tuesday: OFF
Wednesday: Easy 45 minutes
Thursday: Easy 45 minutes
Friday: Easy 45 minutes
Saturday: Philadelphia Airport 5k (19:47)
Sunday: Easy 70 minutes
Total: 35-37 miles

Progression: 
Week 1: 31-33 miles
Week 2: 33-35 miles
Week 3: 33-35 miles (1 workout)
Week 4 (This week): 35-37 miles (1 workout)

Thoughts:
The easy runs were just that, easy.  The beginning of the week was much more humid than anticipated, but the runs felt good.  For the most part, the weather last week was ideal which made running a lot more enjoyable.

The Philadelphia Airport 5k (19:47):

As I mentioned on Instagram, this was really cool because it was the first race my husband and I both won.  Trivial, yes but we’ve probably run 100 races together, and never both won the same race.  For actual running, it was definitely a surprise after running 20:54 last weekend.  I knew I was in better shape than 20:54 but wasn’t sure it was 19:47 shape.  My splits were consistent, and I ran 6:17, 6:18, and 6:24.  I’m happy with the race, and it definitely motivated me more.

I knew I was in better shape than 20:54 but wasn’t sure what that meant.  My only goal for the race was to finish healthy and use it as a small step towards fitness. My splits were consistent, and I ran 6:17, 6:18, and 6:24.  I’m happy with the race, and it definitely motivated me more.

Next Week:

I plan to build my base.  I don’t anticipate racing over Labor Day weekend.  It’s the first year I’ll miss RnR VA Beach in quite some time, but my husband and I have other plans this weekend.

Posts from the Week:

Factors You Never Knew Played a Role in Running Shoes

Run the Runway 5k (20:54)

Questions for you:

What was your best workout last week?

Do you have any Labor Day Plans?

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4 thoughts on “Training Log: Good Weather and Good Training”

  1. Congrats on the win and the journey “back”! For Labor Day weekend I will be hosting a housewarming with far too many people than my new tiny house can accommodate – but hey, the more the merrier 😎

  2. Congratulations on the win! That’s so exciting and really fun that you guys both got to win the same race. I’m glad your training has been going well again!

  3. Congratulations to both you and Tim on the win! Gotta love coming back from a running break and dropping your 5K time by a lot in one week. I love that you guys run and race together and that you do races as workouts too. Glad that things are going well for you and that the weather isn’t quite as hot there.

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