One week of 5k training complete, ten weeks to go. My week wasn’t exactly as planned, but since I only ran 52 miles in January, I can’t say I am surprised by my current lack of fitness. I managed just under 30 miles for the week, a bit shy of my targeted 35-40 miles per week.
Distance: 6.0 miles
Pace: 2 miles @ 10:14, 5 x 2:00 @ 6:30 [3:00 recovery], 1.15 miles @ 9:17
Comments: Very happy with how my first speed workout of the year turned out. More details here.
Distance: 4.5 miles
Pace: 9:15 avg
Comments: I was hoping for about 7 miles on Thursday, but ended up cutting it short. I was having a lot of pain in my lower legs/shins and didn’t want to risk injury. When I was logging my run, I realized it was probably my shoes. They had just reached 370 miles. The exact same mileage as when I retired their predecessors. This brings me down to just one pair of shoes in rotation, so it is time to start shopping.
Distance: 5.14 miles
Comments: Since I didn’t make it to run club on Wednesday I made plans to run with my friend Ty and one of her Tri Club friends, Jen.
Comments: Unscheduled rest day. I spent the morning cleaning my house and the afternoon visiting my in laws. By the time I was free to run I was exhausted.
Distance: 8.0 miles
Comments: Another run that ended up being shorter than anticipated. I was aiming for 10 miles, but after 6 miles I knew I wasn’t going to make it. I might have pushed it up to 9 miles had I known that I was going to end the week just shy of 30 miles.