Training: Recovering and Racing
Most of last week was spent recovering from the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon. By Wednesday, my legs felt decent. Which was great because the rest of my week was filled with longer work days. Nothing I couldn’t handle though.
|Monday:||Easy 45 minutes|
|Tuesday:||Easy 30 minutes|
|Wednesday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Friday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Saturday:||Heroes to Hero 5k (18:41)|
|Sunday:||6.5-mile tempo run/total miles 14|
Week 11: 44-47 miles (2 workouts: 1 race/1 tempo)
As I mention every week, my easy runs were just that easy. There was nothing of excitement and most of them were hot and sticky. You don’t have to be exciting to blog and this is just a classic example.
Heroes to Hero 5k (18:41)
I’ll have a full recap of the Heroes to Hero Run in the next few days. On paper, it’s my fastest 5k since coming back from burnout.
To be honest, I never felt good. On Saturday morning, I woke up exhausted and tired. While running the race, I felt as though I wasn’t getting any more tired but just running and zoned out. Even before the race, my good friend said: “woah Hollie, you look exhausted and out of it” and I was. My splits were 6:05, 6:04, 6:01, so it was definitely a nice progression (which almost never happens).
Other than the race, nothing too exciting last week. This week I’m tapering down for the Runners World Half Marathon Race series. It will be a busy weekend, and I’ll be racing both the 5k and the 13.1. I will be honest, that I don’t feel as prepared for the race as I would like but I would rather be undertrained than overtrained.
The festival is a lot of fun and this year, my dad, is running the half which will make it even more enjoyable!
Questions for you:
What was your best workout last week?
How long does it take you to recover from races?