Sunday, November 22, 2015

5k training weeks 3-5 AKA when everything went off the rails

People have noticed I'm woefully behind in recapping my training. Sadly, I'm also woefully behind in the actual training. So yeah, I'm going twitter style recaps. As few characters as possible:

Week 3

Monday: 3 mi / 26:42 + 15 min Yoga Studio beginner relaxation
-all the garmin snafus, yoga so I could hopefully sleep because well long story short Jordan was on a very long work trip and I get anxious.

Tuesday: 6x400 w 2 min recovery / 4.6 total / 1:35; 27; 29; 24; 27; 26 + 15 min Yoga Studio
-so much freezing, I'm dying, everything hurts, I'm in no mood to run. Got it done. More yoga.

Wednesday: 2.9 / 30:05
-ran with Jordan's boss's wife. Super fun, super chill. More yoga

Thursday: Planned Tempo. Didn't happen. Rain, sourpuss mood, just nope. Being honest, some days I just know it'll be a shit show if I start, so I don't. They say you never regret a run, but whatever, I do sometimes, and sometimes, you just have to know when to let it go. No excuses. Just let it go.

Friday: More nope.

Saturday: 4 mi in 30:16. Realized at 3.8 as I was hammering it, that I was supposed to do 5. There was no way. Did my 4 after fussing to Rosanne for like, 5 hours. And all week. Fussy week.

Sunday: 8.3 in 1:10
-rainy, soggy, but actually a very enjoyable run. Maybe an upturn on the bleak blahs.

Week 4

Monday: maybe not an upturn. No 3 miles. No miles.

Tuesday: 9x200/200 recovery for 5.1 total / 41; 43; 40; 40; 41; 41; 41; 40; 39
-super stoked with these! closer to my goal, freezing awkward stride because can't sprint!
More yoga.

Wednesday: .....when you have mimosas at 10am, it sort of throws it all off.

Thursday: 4.4 in 35 min / Mid 15 tempo 7:17; 6:59 and final .1 at 6:30. Coming together
and the long work trip ends!!

Friday: Family time! No miles. But really this IS the rest day.

Saturday: 5 mi @ 7:46 pace. Struggle. Bus. I'm not saying I was sick this day, but I wasn't 100% healthy.

Sunday: Sick. Sick. Sick. Okay, so I felt 'okay' but apparently I looked like death warmed up. Sat in a hot tub, and then Jordan sent me to the couch while he made dinner, so I guess I did look bad.

Week 5

Monday: Sick...

Tuesday: still sick...

Wednesday: maybe I feel a little better?? .... maybe I don't.

Thursday: WALKED THE DOG AND WAS OUTSIDE FRESH AIR HOORAY!!! And then 30 minutes of yoga while sick Jordan slept on the couch... winning family health.

Friday: Weights at the gym with our new gym membership. Tried to construct a sort of plan.

Saturday: 5 @ 8:24 pace
MARATHON LEVEL SORENESS FROM WEIGHTS. But after 6 days off, this run felt much better than expected

Sunday: 30 min elliptical
ALL the sinus pressure and headaches. Long dog walk. Still sore like whoa.

Alright, there you have it. 3 weeks of sort of training, some focus, some falling apart (keeping it real.) And finally the weight training. Loving the addition of yoga because it's easy to persuade myself to fit in a whopping 15-30 minutes. I figure that is better than doing one hour once a year. Consistency, and slow build. Excited to see what consistent strength training will bring to the table. Excited to run. Just need to NOT BE SICK. However, I could have run more days than I did during the plague week. At this point in time, a winter 5k doesn't seem like a race I want to push my body through the illness for. I'd rather just rest, recover, and not be in a hole when the next big thing comes along.

Alright, on to week 6 where MAYBE there will be miles.


  1. hey hey hey hey what week are you on?!?!

    :D (yes, I'm obnoxious)


      I'll write one this week.

      Uh... do I really have to race though?

    2. Yes.

      Also, it's next week.

      <3 ;)