Monday - Easy with strides
3.1 miles/28:52/9:19 pace
This was a very, very easy run - my legs were still recovering from the long run Saturday. After some nicer temperatures, the weather turned cold again and I had to bundle up to stay warm on this morning run.
Tuesday - Interval
6 miles/46:30/7:45 pace
I went to the running club practice after work and brought along my garmin! The workout was:
4x1000m at 5 mile race pace
1x800m at tempo
I am still learning how to use the garmin and especially with intervals it was a little tough. Thankfully I was running with some other girls who gave me the splits because I couldn't get my watch to work correctly. It was either auto paused or stopped when I wanted it to be working!
Wednesday - Recovery
3 miles/26:38/8:53 pace
Great morning for a recovery run. Nothing special just enjoyed being outside.
Thursday - Tempo
5.5 miles/45:20/8:15 pace
Dragged myself out of bed and to the gym at 5am for this workout -
2x1 mi at 5 mile race pace
4x200m at a little faster than race pace
The pace felt good, but at the same time I wondered if I could hold it for 5 whole miles during the race.
Friday - Off
Saturday - 5 Mile Race!
The official start of racing season in my city and it was a good judge of my current fitness level! Feeling pretty good about where I am at but still have 7 more weeks until the half marathon!
Sunday - XT
I have been slacking on the cross training and even though I wanted to slack again today I made myself get on the bike. Reading the new runners' world and my book definitely helped the time go by faster!
Total week 5 mileage: 24.8 mi