Okay, I have a few running updates. First, my training is getting more intense, but I’m loving it. Second, I ran a 5k Saturday on a swelteringly hot, humid morning and came in 2nd in my age group! I was thrilled, even though I didn’t get a PR. I’m not going to keep going with third, etc.. Instead, I’ll get post my week and you can read it! (Sorry for the brevity, folks, but I’m TIRED from dropping off the kids at college this weekend! I’ll write about that a bit later.)
Monday, August 20 – Easy, Semi-long run – 10 miles at 8:42 pace.
Tuesday, August 21 – Speed Workout – 2.4 mile warm-up followed by 3 x 1000m run at 4:22, 4:29, 4:35 respectively with a 400m recovery jog between each repeat, 1.8 mile cool down.
Wednesday, August 22 – 1 Mile Time Trial Plus 6 x 1/4 hill repeats with downhill recovery jog. Total run = 9 miles.
Thursday, August 23 – Very Easy Day – 5 miles at an 8:48 pace.
Friday, August 24 – REST
Saturday, August 25 – 5k Race – 24:14 - 4 mile warm-up, then race. Not my fastest but not too bad for an extremely hot, humid day.
Sunday, August 26 – Long Run 17.1 miles – Great run! Time = 2:26:37, pace = 8:34.
Total for the Week = 54 miles
Total for the Year = 1217.20 miles