Last updated on September 20th, 2015 at 10:47 pm
Hi folks, I haven’t written about my training in a while, but yes, I’m still training for the Run for the Grapes 5 km race. The heat wave we were having finally snapped and the weather is back to being seasonal. My runs are getting faster in this cooler weather. I had to switch or cancel my runs last week to accommodate the heat and humidity.
Also, I want to do a little shout out to Julie who completed her first 1/2 Marathon yesterday. Congratulations Ju! I won’t spoil her race recap that’s sure to come soon, but she did well and she’s resting those tired legs.
My 5 km race is coming quickly. I’m not sure I’ve trained hard enough yet to obtain that Personal Best (P.B.) I’m seeking. At my last 5 km race, I ran it in 26:26. I would love to break into the 25:xx for this race. I have to ramp up my training, specifically speed work and hills in order to accomplish this goal. Last year, this course had a killer hill in the last kilometer.
No killer hills this year. They’ve completely changed the course. It looks like we will be running through some grape orchards to make it a true “Run For The Grapes”. The race won’t be starting downtown at the market square like last year. Instead, the start will be at Club Roma. It’s an interesting change! It should be fun, however, running through the downtown core had it’s appeal as well. I guess I’ll have to comment on the change during my race recap.Link up with @fitcheerldr & @RunningRachel for #MotivateMe Monday if you need some motivation! Click To Tweet
Last week my training looked like this:
Monday: A very slow 3.5 km run, the heat and humidity was unbearable.
Friday: Fast 4 km run
Saturday: fast 5 km run
This week, I’m hoping to accomplish:
Monday: 1 hour swim lessons (yay, I’m so excited)
Tuesday:3 x 1000 m runs at under 5 min each, resting 400 m in between
Wednesday:easy 5 km run
Thursday: 3 km Tempo Run
Saturday/Sunday: 6 to 8 km long run with hills
If I use confusing vocabulary, please consult my “Dictionary of Running Terms” for definitions.
Anyhow, I hope you have a great week ahead. Any interesting plans?