Well, I guess I’m not going to be running a sub-20 5K this year. I really had my hopes pretty high that it was going to happen, but it just wasn’t in the cards for me in 2016. Yes, I know I could run another race before the end of the year, but I already have 2 more scheduled this month (this coming Saturday and New Year’s Eve) and both are not 5Ks. But, I’ll talk more about the race I will probably NEVER do again later this week…
So, I’m going in to this week a little frustrated and disappointed, but ready to put everything I have in to my training for the rest of the year. I know that I’ve had an AWESOME racing year – I’ve raced more than I ever have and was able to set a PR I thought I’d never run, so I definitely cannot be disappointed. And I have a long racing career in front of me and am ready to focus on shorter distances and speed next year!
I’m also SUPER pumped because I am finally feeling 100% again! Thank goodness! I go to the ENT on Thursday anyway, so I was all prepared to ask for an antibiotic, but thankfully, my sinus infection cleared up on it’s own this weekend and I felt great going in to my race on Sunday. It just definitely wasn’t my day, and I pretty much knew that VERY early on. So, I’m looking forward to this coming week of training, hoping I can get some decent runs outside in the cold, although – I won’t lie – the cold has been a major issue for me lately. Mostly just because I HATE running in anything but shorts! So, there have been days I am opting for the treadmill instead of running outside and freezing my legs off. While I still hate the treadmill, sometimes it really is the better option – especially when it comes to speed workouts!
Monday: 4 rounds:
Tuesday: 8 x 400 w/ 200 recoveries (3.93 miles @ 7:37/mile)
Wednesday: Run Bias HIIT (1.82 miles)
Thursday: 5 x 1000 w/ 2:15 rest on the treadmill (3.84 miles @ 7:39/mile)
Saturday: 10K @ 90% 5K pace (6.2 miles @ 7:48/mile)
Sunday: Hot Chocolate 5K (3.14 miles @ 6:29/mile) + 1 mile warm-up/3 mile cool down
Weekly Total Miles: 22.93 miles
December Miles: 35.98 miles
Year-to-Date: 1,133.45 miles
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