Training: Plugging along and 5ks

me running

Last week’s training went moderately well. I’m slowly trying to get back into shorter distance shape. While the exact same time of 5ks might not seem like I’m making any progress, I know this weeks 5k was significantly harder than the previous week.

Monday: Easy 60 minutes
Tuesday: Hike with Nick K
Wednesday: AM: Easy 6.3 miles
PM: 6X400 averaging 6:22
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Easy 6 miles
Saturday: 5kk 20:33
Sunday: 12 miles averaging 8:14 pace


I’m happy with how the week went.  My muscles have been tight and sore while attempting to get back into shape. I’m not near where I want to be just yet, but I know I’m headed in the right direction. I’m hoping to find some shorter races (easier said than done) in the winter months.

Wednesday Workout: 6X400s (Average 6:16 pace)

I haven’t done hard workouts since my hamstring. When I first pulled my hamstring in early September, my doctor said “strides” and fast running would be the last thing to feel healthy. She told me to wait until everything felt good before doing anything fast. I didn’t want to rush into anything too hard or fall into too much, too soon trap.

That’s why this week, I started with 6X400 with a 2-minute standing break.

Cpt Gregory T Dalessio Memorial 5k 20:33

While this doesn’t seem like it’s making much progress, the course was slightly long as well as more challenging than the previous week’s turkey trot. (Last weeks splits were 6:34, 6:36, 6:50) While this week was 6:34, 6:34, 6:40. I’m excited to move in the right direction.

Posts from the Week:

New Balance 1080 v10 Shoe Review
Medford Lakes Colony Turkey Trot 5k (20:33)
Coros Pod Review
November Training

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Questions for you:
Are you doing any races in December?
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