This week was a little heavier (as far as distance is concerned) as we approach the Hot Chocolate 15K. As I mentioned, I have some goals but nothing lofty. I am expecting to come in at my B goal when all is said and done. I have to cut myself some slack; I had a baby (and surgery) 10 weeks ago! If I can manage that 10:00 pace in that amount of time, the next few seasons are going to prove very promising. PR city soon, I hope!
Monday: I set out to do 11 but knew as soon as I arrived at the park that I only had time for 10. Went really easy, 4:1 intervals, averaged 10:45 overall.
Tuesday: Hardcore Spin with Aimee. An hour long class, but I opted to skip the ab workout at the end. The instructor probably was thinking, “Lady, you need to do abs!” I started to launch into WHY I wasn’t going to do it, but then thought I didn’t need to explain myself. Either way, we deserved the delicious crepes we had afterward!
Thursday: 4 miles easy, 10:30 pace.
Friday: 3 miles tempo, 9:37 pace. I realize that 9 miles is terribly different from 3 miles, but if I can grab onto anything close to this pace at the 15K without burning out, well that would just put a huge smile on my face!
Saturday: 10.25 miles easy with my friend Kim at the Team in Training practice. She just ran her first marathon, at Houston, two weeks ago! What a rockstar! We kept it at 5:1 intervals and I felt great today, so we did it right.
Here we are at mile 6.5.
With my coach, Liz!
Sunday: Had plans of riding 40 miles on the IMTX course, but Mother Nature shut that down with the rain. Joanna and I did a two hour trainer ride instead – check out our sweet setup. I’m proud of us, the trainer sucks!
Aero bottle selfie – YIKES.
First comeback race is less than a week away! I can’t wait!
Disclaimer: I am not a fitness or health expert. This training plan was designed for me only and is not meant to be followed by others!