Training: A Weekend of Racing
Last week was a good week of running. While not everything went as planned, I did leave the week feeling satisfied. I saw so many family and friends which always beats running anyway.
|Monday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Tuesday:||8X400 followed by 8x200s (6:00 min)|
|Wednesday:||Easy 60 minutes+massage|
|Friday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Saturday:||Adrenaline 5k (18:29) total miles 9|
|Sunday:||Shamrock 13.1 (1:23.21) total miles 15|
8X400 (400 jog in the middle) followed by 8X200 (200 jog in the middle)
The average pace of the workout was around 6 mins. I’ve done much faster, and I was hoping to feel better. It was snowing (as many of my workouts have been lately) but my body did not feel great either. I was happy to be done with the workout.
Adrenaline Run (18:29) 6:00, 6:10, 5:47
After realizing I would need to be in town until Saturday, I decided I would run the Adrenaline Run. It’s sponsored and put on by my work and I’ve always wanted to run. A few weeks ago, I thought it would be a great way to test my fitness since I would need to be in town anyway. I could leave for Shamrock afterward. The race didn’t go as I hoped and while it is a fast time for me, it wasn’t what I wanted. I had a chaotic few days beforehand between life as well as work. I know I’m in “better shape” than 18:29 and hopefully it will come sooner.
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Took a nap for the first 12 mins of the Adrenaline 5k and finally woke up with a last mile of 5:47 and 18:29 5k. I think I edged to 10th place lady. . Didn’t have the race I hoped but not my day and the last 72 hours have been a whirlwind. . ILY @haddonrunco thanks for the coworker love and telling me to put pants on. . Hopefully I got my nap out of the way for Shamrock.
Shamrock Half Marathon (1:23.21)
After the Adrenaline Run, I drove down to Va (about 300 miles) to run one of my favorite races of the year. I didn’t have a plan for the race other than to have fun. After a chaotic week, 5k, and driving, making a goal was hard. My primary goal was to have fun and run a healthy race. I walked around before but didn’t do any extra warm up. I just started at a 6:30 pace and ran by feel. Slowly I progressed and ran a negative split half which I was pleased about.
In all, it wasn’t the week I thought it would be. I had hoped to have a fast 5k and see where the half went, but still a great weekend. The Shamrock half is my third fast ever and the 2nd fastest in the last 2 years, so there are no complaints about that. I had a great weekend with so many family and friends.
Questions for you:
Have you done back to back races?
How far do your parents live from you?