Training: Fast 5k and Sleep

me running

Last week was both mentally exhausting and physically.  Luckily, when it mattered the most, I was able to run fast.  That being said, running is never my life priority.  Yes, I have a running blog, but my life and overall wellness mean more to me.

Monday: Easy 60 minutes
Tuesday: Easy 60 minutes
Wednesday:  6X800s at 6 min pace
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Easy 45 minutes
Saturday: Cupids Chase 5k (18:38)
Sunday:  14 miles with fast finish 


My legs were tired for most of the week.  My husband was supposed to get home on Wednesday but a last minute change caused him not too.  Which began an added stress.  I didn’t handle it well.  Was I crying all of the time?  No, but was it an added stress?  Yes.  With life responsibilities, sleep took a hit.  Luckily on Friday night, I fell asleep early and I got a lot of extra rest which ended up helping with the 5k.

6X800s at 6 min pace with 1/4 mile jog recovery

As I mentioned on Instagram, it poured rain during the workout.  For some reason, I was drawn outside.  My legs were tired, and I could feel that. I got the workout done.  Was it my favorite? No, but I finished and moved on.

Cupids Chase 5k (18:38):

I’ll have a full recap this week, but I felt better than I anticipated.  My splits were 5:59, 5:52, 6:02.  It’s my fastest 5k since my burnout, and I was definitely not expecting to run that fast with everything I’ve been dealt with. I can’t complain.  I am excited to be that far into the 18s again, and I know on a good day, I’m capable of more.

Posts of the week:

20 Podcasts to Keep You Entertained

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Mercy 3 Miler (18:20)

Questions for you:

Did anyone do any Valentines Day races?

How was your week of training?

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  1. Congrats on your race, Hollie, especially after such a tough week. I don’t know what you’re going through or how it feels, but my heart goes out to you. Glad you got to run the race and channel your energy into that and that your workouts well well.

  2. So proud of you for putting together a great race after a tough week! You are on your way back from your burnout and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!

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