So, in other news, while running last weekend, I realized ... my first goal race in 2015, the Door County 5k, is just eight weeks away! Right now, I'm feeling pretty good about training so far. My last race was solid and I've completed some really tough workouts, including these two:
2 x 14 minutes @15k pace - You would think running at 15k pace wouldn't be that hard, but the longer intervals are what got me. My legs weren't the freshest since I did this race on a Tuesday after racing on a Sunday. I ran the first 14-minute interval at the faster end of the range Coach Matt gave me and paid for it during the second interval. I had to dig pretty deep to stay within the pace range but somehow made it through!
2 x 2.25 miles @5k pace - This one felt a bit like doing two back-to-back 5k races. Or at least the type of effort I imagine it might take! During the middle of each interval, I got a half mile break in the pace but then immediately after had to kick in the last half mile of the interval. It was an interesting workout and great practice for kicking in the end of a race. I think it definitely paid off during my last 5k!
As for this week, it's more of the same. And by that, I mean consistently getting in the miles ;)
Here's this week's plan:
Monday: 6 mile run; TRX Cardio Circuit + Strength Training
Tuesday: 8 mile workout
Wednesday: 5 mile recovery run; Y-Fuse + TRX Cardio Circuit
Thursday: 6 mile run; Y-Blitz + Strength Training
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 10 mile run
Sunday: 5 mile run
Total: 40 miles
I'm guessing these miles and workouts will make for one very tired girl :) I hope you all have a wonderful week! I'll end this post with my questions for you:
- What recent workouts have left you tired but satisfied?
- Do you like racing 10ks? Why or why not?
- Random: What is the most delicious thing you've eaten lately?
I'm in the middle of Shamrock Shake season - one shake per weekend!