17 November 2015
10K Training Tuesday: Week Seven
Monday: 1.3 miles
Tuesday: Spinning at YMCA
Wednesday: Walk at lunchtime
Friday: 1 mile
Saturday: 4 miles
My annual autumnal ennui left me a little lax with regards to my 10K Training which also left me feeling a little nervous. Especially once I realized how quickly the Cleveland Turkey Trot, was approaching, which meant that the Christmas Story 10K is also just around the corner.
At 5 miles, the Turkey Trot will both fit perfectly into my training plan and also fulfill my November race thus killing two birds (pun intended) with one stone.
But, in recent weeks I haven't run anything close to 5 miles so I was starting to get a little anxious about the distance. Okay, more than a little anxious. (Also, how is Thanksgiving so close already?!) So on Saturday I woke up and made sure to get out the door early enough to get a run in.
I ended up at Lakewood Park which I had been to before, but not to run. It's actually really nice with a big loop about a mile so I did two on that then decided for a change of scenery to run out on Lake Avenue for a mile, turned around, then headed back to the park. Where I currently live I don't have access to solid neighborhood running, with, like, sidewalks. The plan right now is to move to Lakewood in the spring and I'm already looking forward to having access to better local running routes. Right now, if I want to get anything further than about 2 miles I have to drive somewhere. It will be SO nice to just open the door and head out.
The best part was, I stopped at 4 miles but easily could have gone a bit longer if not for the fact that I hadn't eaten anything before and was starting to get hungry. I got done feeling super confident about finishing the remaining couple weeks of my 10K training and rocking my last two 2015 races!
The day before, on Friday, I worked from home, which meant I had zero excuses regarding a lunchtime run.
Woo-hoo! 14:19, which is about 15 seconds faster than when I did this the last time!
Love from the ashes,