Hopefully your 4th of July treated you well! I ran my local 5k and finished with a time of 20:53 which I was pleased with. I’ll be sure and share the story sometime this week. I continue to find the pace of my life going faster and faster as summer progresses. Family reunions, summer activities, and camp outs have kept us on our toes and constantly on the run. Sometimes I find myself wishing that I was not so busy but truthfully, I would not have it any other way!
Kristen is still out of town so here is the basic rundown of this weeks workouts. If you have any questions please ask!
Monday: 40-45 minute trail run
Tuesday: 40 minute cross train
Wednesday: 12 x 400’s meters. These should be at your 5k race pace with about a 50/50 rest ratio. So if you run the 400 in 1:30 seconds then you take a 1:30-1:40 second rest.
Thursday:40 minute cross train
Friday: 4-5 mile tempo run
Saturday: 15 mile long run. If possible, do this run on the part of the course that you are most worried about. If you’re worried about a hill, go run the hill. If you’re just worried about the distance focus on a positive mindset for the whole 15 miles. Personally, I’m worried about the amount of down hill that our race has so we are driving to the course and doing a down hill long run.
So go ahead, get out there and slay your mental dragons. Saturday’s run should empower you for your race and allow you to focus on areas that may need extra help! Remember, you got this girl! Good luck!