Training Log: 2 Races and Building Fitness
Last week was exhausting for life and exhausting for running. It wasn’t until Friday that I felt like I wasn’t “on the go” and had some time for myself. I feel like the last two weeks I’m starting to see glimpses of fitness come back. While I’m still nowhere near where I would like, I’ve made a successful jump towards it.
|Monday:||Easy 60 minutes/Core|
|Wednesday:||6X800s jog/800 easy (total miles 10)|
|Friday:||Easy 60 minutes/Core|
|Saturday:||Adrenaline Run 5k (19:26)|
|Sunday:||Shamrock Half Marathon (1:29.52)|
I took 2 rest days off again. I think I’m going to continue that trend for a few weeks as I increase my speed. Increasing speed and keeping at high mileage, is a recipe for disaster. On Tuesday, I just felt exhausted, and I had no energy. I knew any run wouldn’t be worth it. So I didn’t. The easy runs were just easy and boring. Many people ask about core my core routine, and I wrote about that here.
Workout Wednesday: 6X800s averaging 6:01 pace
This is one of my faster workouts in a while. I was surprised at how good I felt. The last few were even under 6 minutes. I jogged 800 between for a total of 10 miles with warmup/cooldown.
Adrenaline Run 5k: 19:26
I’ll have a full recap later. It’s my fastest 5k in several months. I didn’t feel good or bad, just meh. The weather was windy with a good headwind or tailwind. It’s been a fun race for me, because I get to see so many local people since our running store hosts it. I was too busy talking to start my watch so I had no idea what I was running. I wouldn’t have run any different if I knew my splits.
Shamrock Half Marathon: 1:29.52
Of the two races, I’m happier with the 5k. I took the half out faster than I should have and faded quite a bit in the final miles. I’m proud that I was somehow able to muster up the energy to run just under 90 minutes. I won’t say I’m terribly excited about running a 1:30 half, but I’m not devastated either. It was a good effort for where I’m at fitness-wise right now.
For now, I’m just plugging along. I’m hoping to keep the momentum of training and slowly getting back into shape.
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