5k Training: Week 5

First of all, if you clicked over from The Shoes Run 50: Hello! And welcome to my new site! I can’t promise that everything is set up 100% correctly, but I’ve tried to catch any major mistakes. If something seems broken or missing, please don’t hesitate to let me know with a comment or an email.

I don’t have a single negative thing to say about this week. It was a cutback week so I reduced my weekly mileage by about 20% and reduced the intensity by eliminating the tempo miles from my long run. The only run where I experienced heavy legs was the day after my key workout, which is to be expected. I’m not sure if this was solely because of the mileage reduction or if adding a second rest day to the week added to the ease I felt while running. I’m going to experiment with adding an extra rest day in week 6, but resuming my weekly mileage of 35-40 miles.



Distance: 5.75 miles
Pace: 1.33 @ 10:11, 4 x 4:00 @ 6:43 [3:00 recovery], 1.1 @ 9:33
Comments: I remember doing this workout last year. It was exhausting. I thought I might die. My splits were very positive. This was the polar opposite. The pace felt challenging, but manageable. My splits were almost perfect (6:43, 6:44, 6:43, 6:42 pace).


Distance: 5.09 miles
Pace: 10:01
Comments: I knew my legs were going to be tired so my only goal was to keep it as easy as possible.


Distance: 5.07 miles
Pace: 9:24
Comments: I told Kendall I would be gone for about an hour. If it were up to me I would have just kept running all night. This run felt amazing!


Distance: 10.01 miles
Pace: 9:31
Comments: It was snowing and cold. I started my run thinking just make it to 4 miles. Four became six, which suddenly became eight. And at that point I figured why not an even 10 miles. I can not believe how great my legs have felt this week!


Distance: 3.38 miles
Pace: 9:47
Comments: Just a quick shake out run.


9 thoughts on “5k Training: Week 5

  1. I’m so excited for your new site! It looks great. At work, all blogs with .blogspot.com are blocked so I was always missing your posts (I usually check out blogs in the morning with my coffee) so I’m happy I won’t miss any posts! Great job this week. Aren’t cutbacks the best?!


  2. Your new blog looks GREAT! And omg, sometimes I couldn’t post from work on your old site – it would let me comment but when I tried to actually post I would get errors. YAY! Great job this week, as usual!


  3. Yay! I’m happy you’ve made the switch to WordPress and the new site looks great! I’m equally impressed that the domain name probablyrunning.com wasn’t taken already. I love that with fellow WordPressers, I can get instantaneous feedback via the notifications when they respond to my comments, no emails necessary.

    Great job on your pace workout and keeping those easy runs easy! Cutback weeks are the best. I had to use vacation as mine but I’m already looking forward to my next one, lol.


  4. Loving the new look! Do you have an email subscription for this one? I so rarely sit in front of my computer nowadays that it’s easier for me to keep up via email.


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