It’s just a normal 5K race! I don’t want to set any time goals but anything in the 18s would be really great (it could be really hot though so idk)!
I’m tapering a bit this week for my 5K on Saturday!
7/21: last workout before my 5K on Friday! I just did a mini-progression run…nothing too fancy.
1 mile warmup
3 mile progression run: 6:57, 6:45, 6:28 (6:44 average pace)
rolling, stretching, MYRTL
4 minute plank x 1 with a friend
Total: 4 miles
7/22: this was supposed to be a recovery run, but of course I went waaaaaay too fast. I did 5 miles at 6:52 pace. Splits: 7:04, 7:00, 6:55, 6:42, 6:42 (I guess this was an unintentional progression run…whoops.)
It was also 92 degrees outside because I had to run at 5pm. Since I didn’t run with the group that morning, I wasn’t allowed to leave the parking lot of the building we’re staying (because I can’t run around campus alone), which meant that I had to do loops around the parking lot in the blazing sun. There was literally no shade in the entire parking lot, and I wanted to stop after 100m. Even though I went way too fast, I’m still proud of myself for finishing this run, because I wanted to die.
I also stretched, rolled, etc. afterwards.
Total: 5 miles
7/23: today was an ACTUAL recovery run. I forced myself to go slowly, and I managed to do my 4 miles at 7:30 pace, rather than 6:52 pace like my last “recovery” run.
stretching, rolling, MYRTL, etc.
Total: 4 miles
Thanks so much! And that’s amazing, GREAT JOB!!!!!
I live for the 4:30 a.m. runs before school, where I feel like I’m the only person in the world as I’m running mile after mile just watching the sunrise. Or the late night runs in the winter where all you hear is the crunching of snow and your breath, and all you feel is the flakes hitting your…