Training this past week for the Pig:
Mon- Spinning class (20 miles)
Tues- 4 mile tempo run (7:40 pace) loops around the park where soccer practice is for my son.
Weds- Running clinic
Thurs- 6 miles on the trails. (8:50 pace) This was the first time I've really done longish mileage out there by myself. It went by pretty fast. I tackled the steep hill and didn't stop and walk it. I just kept telling myself it was like a seated hill to a standing hill in spinning class.
Fri- rest day
Sat- 10k race...a little training run/speed workout (more about that in a bit)
Sun- rest/massive pigging out on jellybeans/ robin eggs
Total miles: 16 (stepping down week)
Mon- Spinning class (21.5 miles)
Tues (today)- 5 miles (8:34 pace)- with some nice hills and 20 mph winds
Weds- (running clinic- last day) + 3 miles
Thurs- 4-5 miles
Sat- 10 miles in Athens OH. I. can. not. wait.- we'll be at Ohio University (OU) for something w/ dh, but it also is alumni weekend (yay! we won't be the oldest people in the bars!) I'm looking forward to taking tons of pics during my run!
Back to that race...
I won! I won! I won! Yes, I know I'm bragging but I am so excited! Now, granted, this was a very small race- 35 total in my 10k- more ran the 5k. I was the first woman overall. Time was 46:52 with my mile average at 7:40. The part that I'm really excited about is that I felt great, strong, and I wasn't pushing myself (too much). I was truly surprised to see my time was so close to my PR from last year (46:45) and I did that with lots of track workouts leading up to that race. I haven't done any this spring (unless you count spinning class). There were lots of people and excitement for the Air Force 10k, but this race I ran alone the whole time. What could I do when I have people pushing me?
|My new favorite running outfit (running skirts "Mums" and Nike Pro combat tank, runlove compression socks)|
How was everyone's Spring Break/Easter holiday?
Any races coming up that you are training for?
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Have a great week and look for pictures of OU in the future! Can you tell I'm excited to go back?