Training: Fast 5k and Sleep
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|
|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.
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If you've ever been pelted in the eye by hail during a run, you know where I'm at with this workout today. . Choices were 30 degrees and hail, 33 degrees and rain, or the treadmill of course. For some reason, I just wasn't feeling the treadmill (unlike me for those options). . Anyway 6x800s at 6 min pace. Some workouts you feel fast, some you don't. Most of my goal races last year were in these conditions (30s, rain, wind) so might as well not avoid bad weather. Glad I got it done and glad my hair wasn't too tangled.
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:
Questions for you:
Did anyone do any Valentines Day races?
How was your week of training?